Juan Ignacio Rivera Escribano, the vice president of Avecal in Spain, has died following a short illness at the age of 58. Avecal, of which Rivera was also a founder member, is the footwear industry association of the Valencia region. Rivera was also at the head of Veri 2011, the Elda-based maker of high-end women's shoes under the Nacho Rivera brand. He had also served as a member of the executive committee of Fice, the federation of Spanish footwear industries.