H.H. Brown Shoe Co Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRKA BRKB), announced today that John M Sweeney has been appointed president of its Carolina Shoe Co division, a leading maker of performance footwear for work and outdoor. In his new position, Sweeney will oversee the operations of Carolina Shoe, based in Morganton, N.C. His responsibilities span all aspects of the business and include product development, sales, marketing, distribution, merchandising, customer service, and finance.