RG Barry Brands Taps Cosgrove As Foot Petals President
PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2014
PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RG Barry Brands (NASDAQ: DFZ)
has named Jeff Cosgrove to head its Foot Petals Business Unit, effective
Mr. Cosgrove has most recently served as the Company's Vice President, Sales &
Merchandising and Off-Price Channel Sales.
"Jeff has filled several critical sales and merchandising roles with us since
joining our team in November 2008, and we believe he is the right leader to
drive continued growth in our comfort insert business while aligning that
business with the vast changes currently taking place in the retail
marketplace," said Greg Tunney, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Foot Petals founder Tina Aldatz added, "Having worked with Jeff, I am excited
about his balanced background with both large footwear brands and as an
entrepreneur. His unique skill set and leadership experience will allow our
team to grow the business while maintaining the original designer vision of
providing comfort solutions that allow women to wear the shoes they love."
Cosgrove brings extensive senior level management experience to his new role
including stints as Executive Vice President of Easy Spirit brand Sales and
Operations at US Shoe and Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales while
at Rockport. He also held sales positions with Wolverine Worldwide and Brown
Shoe. Cosgrove is a graduate of Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, and
will continue to be based at RG Barry's suburban Columbus headquarters.
About RG Barry
RG Barry creates and markets accessories brands and fashionable,
solution-oriented products for a great life. In addition to Foot Petals, our
primary brands include Dearfoams slippers dearfoams.com; and baggallini
handbags, totes and travel accessories baggallini.com. To learn more, visit
us at rgbarry.com.
SOURCE RG Barry Brands
Contact: Roy Youst, RG Barry Brands, 614-729-7200, email@example.com
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