James Gorman, president of Weyco Group's Florsheim footwear division, is to leave the company on 28 February 2005.

Gorman, who is also a senior vice president of Weyco Group Inc, has been with the company for 36 years and has been president of Florsheim since the company bought it in May 2002. Before May 2002, Gorman served as president of the company's Stacy Adams division for 27 years.

David McGinnis, vice president of sales for Florsheim, will succeed Gorman as president of the division. McGinnis has been working in the shoe business for 30 years, and joined the company in May 2003.

Weyco Group's brands include Florsheim, Nunn Bush, Nunn Bush NXXT, Brass Boot, Stacy Adams and SAO by Stacy Adams. The company also operates a small chain of stores in the US and Europe.