Diana Dimitian announced as Senior Director of Sales of Hush Puppies Canada

MONTREAL, July 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Hush Puppies Canada, part of the Wolverine World Wide group of companies (NYSE WWW), is happy to announce the appointment of Diana S. Dimitian as Senior Director of Sales. Ms. Dimitian has 12 years of experience with the Wolverine World Wide group, five of which as Brand Manager for Hush Puppies Canada.

As Senior Director of Sales, Ms. Dimitian will be responsible for the growth of the Hush Puppies, and Cushe brand in Canada. "We believe that her experience in management and sales in the footwear industry will enable the Hush Puppies company brands to shine and have increased visibility in the Canadian market place," said Mark Neal, President of the Hush Puppies Company, the global parent company for the brand.

Hush Puppies is sold in over 300 retailers in the country. Ms. Dimitian will be responsible for managing all national major accounts for Hush Puppies and will be leading the sales team, which also represents the Cushe brand of footwear. "I'm very proud to represent Hush Puppies, a brand that is internationally renowned for its styling, quality, and comfort," said Ms. Dimitian.

Hush Puppies is one of the top casual footwear brands in the world. In Canada, the company carries footwear and accessories from the global Hush Puppies product range, and is managed from its head office in Ville Saint-Laurent.

"Hush Puppies is a leading footwear brand in Canada that offers a wide assortment of casual, city, and dress looks. We want Canadians to know that we offer comfortable footwear that is fashionable and on-trend, and I look forward to spreading this message in the market," added Ms. Dimitian.

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 loveable 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 18 million pairs sold annually, is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan and owned by Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Canadian Hush Puppies footwear and accessories are available at www.hushpuppies.ca.


For further information: For further information: Alison Neill, Optimum Public Relations, 514-985-8309, Alison.neill@cosette.com; Katia Robillard, Optimum Public Relations, 514-282-4627, katia.robillard@cossette.com

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