Rocky Shoes & Boots Inc, a manufacturer of rugged outdoor, occupational and casual footwear, has promoted David Sharp as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr Sharp has served as senior vice president of sales and operations since June 2001. He joined the company in June 2000 as vice president- marketing and manufacturing operations. Previously, he was vice president- general manager of Double H, a division of HH Brown (Greenwich, CT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.