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Q&A

Good Timing

Steve Libonati, president of Ralph Libonati Footwear and distributors of El Naturalista, Blundstone and Vivobarefoot, on why the portfolio is positioned for significant growth in the coming seasons.

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Running Man

Having just completed a brand makeover and introduced an eponymous label, Adam Tucker, president of Me Too Footwear, shows no signs of slowing the pace as the company races to the next level.

By Greg Dutter

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On A Roll

On the heels of adding Heelys to the BBC Int’l. portfolio, Tracey McLeod, president of worldwide sales and marketing,
discusses the conglomerate’s global brand strategy in kids’.

By Greg Dutter

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New Horizons

Entrenched in the hunting, work and military markets, David Sharp, CEO of Rocky Brands, discusses the company’s ventures into emerging new categories and the significant growth opportunities they now present.

by Greg Dutter

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The Acquiring Kind

Having recently closed the books on its most profitable year ever, Greg Tunney, CEO of RG Barry, makers of Dearfoams, Baggallini and Foot Petals, says the company is primed for more acquisitions—and plenty more growth in the years ahead.

By Greg Dutter

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Shooting for the Moon

Tom Berry, executive vice president of the Tecnica Group, makers of Tecnica, Moon Boot and Dolomite, discusses how the portfolio is becoming a worldwide player—one calculated step at a time.

By Greg Dutter

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Let’s Talk Turkey

Martin Berendsen, CEO of Fast Forward Footwear, distributors of Inuovo, reveals why buyers are gobbling up the colorful Turkish fashion brand and that it’s only the appetizer.

By Greg Dutter

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Not Fade Away

An industry career spanning four decades, Michael Muskat, president of Deer Stags and makers of NoSox, knows a hit when he sees one – and how to run with it when opportunity knocks.

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Twist of Fate

Doug Vesling, president of C-Merit Corporation, makers of Gotta Flurt, Evos and Nord Trail, discusses how proven formulas, along with a few creative twists, are a recipe for success. By Greg Dutter

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Sweet Sixteen

Blake Krueger, CEO of Wolverine Worldwide, discusses why the acquisition of Sperry, Saucony, Stride Rite and Keds positions the company’s entire portfolio for tremendous growth in the decades ahead. By Greg Dutter

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The April/May 2022 Issue

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