Wolverine World Wide names Angelo Ng as first chief merchant officer
As it pushes forward with its global growth, Rockford, Michigan-based outdoor apparel company Wolverine World Wide, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Levi’s veteran Angelo Ng to the newly created role of chief merchant officer.
In his new role, Ng will lead the merchandising strategy for Wolverine’s portfolio of brands, supporting the company’s Global Growth Agenda by working to align consumer insights, market intelligence, advanced concepts and trends.
He brings over 25 years of experience in merchandising, sourcing and marketing to the position, including more than 18 years spent at Levi Strauss & Co., where he most recently served as VP of the Levi’s brand’s men’s, collections, collaborations and accessories merchandising.
During his time at Levi Strauss, he also worked in a variety of other merchandising positions at both the Levi’s and Dockers brands.
Prior to this, the executive, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the Hague University of Applied Sciences, spent just under four years in a range of managerial roles in merchandising and sourcing at Nike Europe.
“We're thrilled to add Angelo to our leadership team," said Wolverine World Wide Chairman, CEO and President Blake W. Krueger in a release. "We believe his passion and strategic vision, as well as his global industry experience, will be instrumental as we continue to pursue our Global Growth Agenda. Angelo is a perfect fit for our first chief merchant officer."
Wolverine World Wide’s portfolio includes the Merrell, Sperry, Hush Puppies, Wolverine and Stride Rite brands, among others. The company’s products are currently available in 200 countries and territories around the globe.
The group’s revenues rose 0.3% to $568.6 million in the second quarter ended June 29, 2019, while its net earnings totaled $4.2 million.
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