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North Face exec joins Wolverine


Wolverine World Wide announced the appointment of Todd Spaletto as president of the Wolverine outdoor and lifestyle group.

Spaletto will lead the growth of the Merrell, Chaco, CAT, Hush Puppies, and Sebago brands around the world. He brings 23 years of experience in branded apparel and footwear, and most recently served as president of The North Face, where he led the growth of this industry-leading global brand for six years.

In other appointments, Jim Zwiers was tapped for the newly created position of executive VP, where he will lead the company's key strategic transformation initiatives. A 19-year Wolverine Worldwide veteran, he has held numerous and increasingly significant leadership roles across the

"During this past year, we were laser-focused on operational excellence," said Blake Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide's chairman, CEO and president. "This work paid off in the fourth quarter of 2016, helping the company deliver revenue and adjusted earnings per share in line with our expectations. Looking ahead, our new strategic platform, the Wolverine Way Forward, is focused on driving future growth by better aligning Wolverine Worldwide with today's consumer and global marketplace. We enter the new year with optimism, a clear strategic direction, and an even stronger team to lead us forward."

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