R.G. Barry, the American producer of Dearfoams slippers, has a new senior vice president for sales, Greg Ackard, who has been with the company since November 2000 and most recently was vice president national accounts. The company has also appointed Hong Zeng to be its new China-based vice president for sourcing. Zeng comes form a shoe manufacturer in Fuzuh. He has also held positions with Stride Rite, Converse, Kenneth Cole and Skechers. He takes the place of Michael Schatz, a 15-year company veteran who is retiring this year.