Footwear firm Wolverine World Wide has announced the appointment of James Zwiers to the position of president of its outdoor group, which includes the Merrell, Chaco and Patagonia footwear brands.

Zwiers most recently served as senior vice president of the company with responsibility for retail, business development and other areas. He will remain a senior vice president of the company with responsibility for the retail group, the company said.

With these changes, Scott Sible will now dedicate all of his efforts to the Merrell brand as president of Merrell, Wolverine added in a statement.