Wolverine World Wide Inc has announced the appointment of Jacques Lavertue to the position of president of the Merrell Performance Footwear brand. Lavertue joined the Merrell team in 1988 and has been the business' vice president and general manager since Wolverine World Wide acquired Merrell in 1997 from Tropsports Inc. The Merrell brand is part of the company's Performance Footwear Group.