John Hartshorn, 60, the managing director of Skechers' Canadian operations, died in June after fighting cancer. He started out with the company as the Skechers brand manager for its distributor, Bata, and later joined Skechers' management team. The company formed its own Canadian subsidiary in 2003. Hartshorn's wife, Janet; daughter, Jane; and son, Blake, all work for Skechers in Canada.