Footwear group Wolverine World Wide Inc has announced the appointment of Blake Krueger as the new head of its CAT Footwear division.

Krueger, the Michigan-based company's executive vice-president and general counsel, will fill the void left by Bill Brown, the new president of CAT.

"Through these changes, we have created a management structure designed to drive CAT Footwear toward its global potential," CEO Timothy O'Donovan said.

"With Blake Krueger at the helm, the CAT Footwear team gains a top notch executive with a retail/consumer focus, strong organisation development skills and a strategic mindset.

"Krueger's top priority will be centred on the execution of a global strategic growth plan for CAT Footwear."