Rocky Brands names new chief operating officer
Rocky Brands, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of footwear and apparel, announced on Thursday the appointment of chief financial officer Tom Robertson to the newly-created position of chief operating officer.
The company also announced that David Dixon, president, manufacturing/sourcing operations, has stepped down from his role effective immediately.
In this role, Robertson’s responsibilities will evolve from finances to include overseeing day-to-day business operations for the company. The company said that a search for a new chief financial officer is underway. In interim, Robertson will continue to serve in the role of CFO until a replacement is appointed.
“Establishing the role of chief operating officer is an important milestone for Rocky Brands as we take the next step forward in driving profitable growth through operational efficiency,” said Jason Brooks, chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
“Tom’s contributions since he joined our organization have played a key role in our many successes, and I know he is well-equipped to help us maximize our opportunities in his new role in the years ahead.”
Robertson is a certified public accountant who first joined the company in October 2016. Most recently, he served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer since May 2018 and as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer from March 2017 to May 2018. Prior to that, he served as senior financial analyst.
“I am honored to have been chosen to take on this new role for the company,” said Robertson. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with Jason and our talented operations teams as we position Rocky Brands to deliver enhanced profitability through operational improvement.
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