Phoenix Footwear Group Inc has appointed Robert Orlando as president of its Royal Robbins division.

Orlando, who most recently served as president of Teva Footwear - a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation - will lead Phoenix Footwear's Royal Robbins brand of men's and women's outdoor specialty lifestyle apparel.

He succeeds Francisco Morales, who is pursuing a career as an independent apparel-sourcing consultant.
Morales will remain with Phoenix Footwear on a consulting basis, where he will lead product creation and development of Royal Robbins apparel and lend textile development expertise to other Phoenix Footwear units.

Richard White, president and chief executive officer of Phoenix Footwear, commented: "Bob is a seasoned footwear and apparel executive with a strong knowledge base and track record in Royal Robbins' active outdoor specialty retail category."

Phoenix Footwear Group Inc designs, develops and markets a diversified selection of men's and women's dress and casual footwear, belts, personal items, outdoor sportswear and travel apparel.