ENK International said John Ruffo will become executive vice president of the ENK Footwear Group, which produces the WSA and Sole Commerce shows. In his new role, Ruffo will be based out of ENK's Los Angeles WSA offices and charged with helping to grow the Footwear Group's two trade shows. Earlier this fall, David Kahan joined the company as president of the ENK Footwear Group.

Ruffo was formerly a footwear sales rep at the MAGIC Marketplace's FN Platform footwear show. He has 25 years of experience in the footwear market.

“ENK is committed to being the market leader in footwear,” said Tom Nastos, president of ENK International, in a statement. “Hiring John, now in addition to David Kahan, gives us the foundation necessary to make great things happen in footwear.”