Chaco added Joe Filipas to its product creation team as senior footwear developer. Filipas has over 20 years of experience working as a product developer in the outdoor industry. Most recently he worked with Hi-Tec Sports, Columbia Sportswear and Sorel. In his new role he will report to Brandan Hill, creative director at Chaco, to develop new year-round and accessible footwear solutions.

“Im very excited to be joining the Chaconian family. Ive always admired the loyal fan following and look forward to developing products that will connect with this group and bring new fans into the mix,” said Joe Filipas.

According to Brandan Hill, creative director for Chaco, “Chaco is a pure connection to adventure. Now that Joe is officially a Chaconian, we can tap his expertise and outdoor knowledge and put it to use to make the best possible product for the river, the trail and around town.”

Chaco is owned by Wolverine World Wide.