Comfort shoe company RG Barry has named Thomas J Z Konecki as its senior vice president, sales and business development.

In his new position, Konecki will be directing the company's efforts to extend the franchises of its existing stable of brands, develop new products and to enter new channels of distribution.

"Tom brings us a broad range of experience and an established track record of success in sales management, business development, brand positioning and lifestyle marketing," said RG Barry president and COO Greg Tunney.

"He will play a critical role in our evolving growth strategies and our company's future."

Konecki is the former president of the HS Trask & Co division and a corporate vice president of the Phoenix Footwear Group.