Fast-growing safety shoe producer Footwear Specialties Int'l (FSI) on Thursday named Dave Bartels as its new western regional vice president of sales.

The company, the parent of Nautilus Safety Footwear, SkidBuster Shoes and 3rd Watch Footwear, said Bartels is a long time Nike veteran and will be responsible for the sales force and key accounts.

“We're delighted to have Dave on board with us," said Wayne Elsey, president and CEO of FSI. "His established sales record is remarkable, and we're thrilled to have his experience."