Hush Puppies Appoints Toros Dimitian as Vice President and General Manager for North America

Mr. Dimitian is the first Canadian to hold this position

MONTREAL, April 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Hush Puppies Canada, part of the Wolverine Worldwide group of companies (NYSE: WWW), is pleased to announce today the appointment of Toros Dimitian as  Vice President and General Manager North America. In his new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of a North American distribution strategy for the renowned Hush Puppies brand.

Over the last 18 years, Mr. Dimitian has held several upper-level management positions at Hush Puppies and contributed to the growth of the iconic shoe brand in Canada.  "I am convinced that Toros will use his leadership, strategic vision and knowledge of the company to take the brand to new heights in North America," says Bill Mirecki, President of Hush Puppies.

Mr. Dimitian, 48 years old, is the first Canadian to hold the position of Vice President and General Manager North America of Hush Puppies since the creation of the brand in 1958. Beginning his career at Hush Puppies in 1997, he held a number of positions before being named President of Hush Puppies Canada in 2010.

"I am honoured to have been chosen to contribute to the North American development of Hush Puppies. Our brand has distinguished itself over the last 57 years by its comfort, authentic style and casual flair. I look forward to working closely with our 1,800 retail partners to create memorable experiences for our Hush Puppies consumers," stated Mr. Dimitian, who was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec.

About Hush Puppies
Founded in 1958, Hush Puppies created America's first casual shoe, signalling the beginning of today's relaxed style. Since the beginning, the beloved Basset hound has embodied the easy‑going nature that is Hush Puppies. The lovable mascot quickly became synonymous with the brand. Today, Hush Puppies continues to innovate, bringing technical excellence and authentic, relaxed style to over 140 countries. Hush Puppies, with over 18 million pairs sold annually, is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan, and owned by Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. Hush Puppies footwear and accessories are available at www.hushpuppies.ca.

 

SOURCE HUSH PUPPIES CANADA

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