Nautilus Footwear has announced the promotion of Wayne Elsey to the position of chief executive officer/president. The appointment has come after Nautilus Footwear has seen a growth rate of 260% over its 1999 sales figures, and hopes remain high that the trend will continue with the news that they have secured national and international distribution channels including powerhouses WearGuard, UTY, AirGas, Goliath, Bastad and Lehigh Safety Shoes.