Wolverine World Wide, Inc announced yesterday the appointment of Onder Ors to the position of vice president and general manager of the Bates Uniform Footwear Division.

Our Bates brand is the number one uniform footwear brand in the United States and a vital part of Wolverine's heritage as an American footwear company," stated Timothy J. O'Donovan, president and CEO of Wolverine World Wide.

"We've recently consolidated our making and sourcing operations in North America to maintain the proud tradition of supplying our armed forces with the best footwear in the world. I know that Onder's enthusiasm and the expertise of the strong Bates team will combine to further propel the growth and success of the Bates brand."

Since joining Wolverine from Footstar in 1997, Ors has held various marketing and management positions in support of the company's Wolverine and Bates brands, most recently serving as the general manager for Stanley Footgear, the company's value-priced offering in the US workboot market - a position he will continue to hold in addition to this new assignment. He has worked in the footwear industry for over six years and has held previous management positions with Wolverine Boots & Shoes and Footstar.