Bogs Footwear has tapped Kelly Wallrich, former VP of product at Keen Footwear, as its new VP of product. She will oversee product design, development and product marketing for the brands diverse collections of outdoor footwear in the womens, mens, childrens, hunting and industrial categories.
Wallrich brings to Bogs skills obtained working in product development and marketing for global brands Nike, Adidas, Dr. Martens, where she was the 2003 employee of the year, and Keen-where she spent the past eight years in the same role as VP of product.
Bogs is not an ordinary brand, says Wallrich. Its extraordinary. Im looking forward to continuing the growth that our founder Bill Combs and the team have accomplished over the past decade by using the most innovative technologies and materials to produce high-quality outdoor footwear.
We are thrilled to welcome Kelly, who shares our passion for making better shoes every day, says Bill Combs, founder and president of Bogs Footwear. Her impressive experience creating innovative and comfortable footwear will help Bogs remain ahead of the competition, improve our multi-season offerings, beginning with the launch of our sandals in 2014, and help us continue to expand into new categories.
Wallrich says her design inspiration comes from nature, as well as rich cultures around the world. She lives in Portland with her family, including an adopted son from Ethiopia. She earned a bachelor of science in business from California State University, Chico.