Footwear firm Skechers USA Inc has hired Tom Nelson as vice president of sales for adult footwear to strengthen the domestic sales management team for the brand's expanding lines. Tom's background includes more than 25 years of wholesale and retail experience in men's and women's athletic and casual footwear. A veteran with integral relationships throughout the footwear industry including many of Skecher' key accounts, he most recently served as president of Sperry Top-Siders, a division of Stride-Rite Corporation.