US footwear brand Wolverine Worldwide has named Jim Zwiers as president, Global Operations Group, responsible for portfolio-wide sourcing, logistics, distribution, customer service, and information technology.  

Zwiers will concurrently serve as president, International Group, a position he has held since 2014, and will remain executive VP of the company and a member of the company's executive leadership team. He succeeds Mike Jeppesen who is retiring.

Zwiers has been with Wolverine Worldwide for almost 23 years, serving in many significant operational roles including president of the Performance Group and president of the Outdoor Group, along with leadership of the company's global e-commerce and retail businesses. He has also held senior operational roles including senior VP with responsibility for strategy, business development, and legal.

Blake Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide's chairman and CEO, said: "His extensive experience with the company's brands and international operations, coupled with his digital background and successful implementation of speed-to-market initiatives, will help accelerate the company's digital-first transformation and global eCommerce growth."