Vittorio Fiorio has been promoted general manager for southern Europe at Alpargatas, the Brazilian shoemaker that owns Havaianas, Osklen and Dupé. He replaces Michele Pittureri, who became vice president in charge of Southern Europe at Global Brands Group. Fiorio served previously as business development director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at Alpargatas, which he joined in October 2008 from BasicNet, the Italian sportswear and footwear group that owns Kappa, Superga and other brands, where he was business development director as well.