Aetrex Worldwide reports that John Brewer has joined the company as director of sales for the Shoe Retail Channel. A well known veteran in the industry with over 20 years experience, Brewer will be responsible for continuing the growth of footwear and footcare product sales in retail outlets across the country.

“John is literally the perfect fit for this position,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO, Aetrex. “We’re confident that his expertise will help us reach our sales goals for the new Gramercy and high performance lines as well as our popular Essence Collection.”

Brewer had previously been the General Manager for Neil M. Footwear where he was involved in many facets of the company including design, marketing, and merchandising.  As Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales for H.S. Trask & Company, Brewer helped take sales near $20 million. Prior to these positions, Brewer worked for such high-profile companies as Candies Shoe Co., Converse and Cover Girl Shoe Company, increasing sales at each.

“Aetrex is an exciting company with innovative ideas and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead,” said Brewer.

Brewer is based in Houston and started with Aetrex on December 1.