Wolverine World Wide Inc has appointed Nicholas P Ottenwess as vice president of finance, reporting to Stephen L Gulis Jr, the company's executive vice president and CFO.

Since joining the company 13 years ago, Ottenwess has held various senior level financial positions within its business units and has served most recently as the corporate controller. Prior to his tenure at Wolverine, Ottenwess spent four years at the public accounting firm of Deloitte and Touche.

In announcing the Ottenwess promotion, Gulis said: "As a market-driven and consumer-focused business, we need to fulfill the needs of the marketplace while operating with a lean and efficient asset base. This means having the right operating and financial information at the right time to support our business. I view this as a top priority and look forward to working with each of our operating divisions as we address these challenges together.''