Phoenix Footwear Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Tom Konecki to Vice President and Brand Manager of the Company's H.S. Trask(R) and Ducks Unlimited(R) footwear brands.

Greg A. Tunney, President and Chief Operating Officer of Phoenix Footwear Group, commented, “Tom Konecki is the perfect match for our Company as we expand our H.S. Trask(R) line of men's casual boots and shoes and fully launch our new Ducks Unlimited(R) brand. Tom will take over responsibility for brand positioning, sales, marketing and general management for these authentic, outdoor-oriented lifestyle brands. We look forward to tapping his extensive experience in further penetrating our target markets and driving sales and distribution.”

Mr. Konecki commented, “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the team at Phoenix Footwear in maximizing the growth potential of these high-quality, sustainable brands. With today's footwear markets so reliant on short-term fads, there are few brands that have attracted the kind of loyal customer base that wears H.S. Trask(R) footwear. I also believe there is a substantial opportunity to drive sales, distribution and consumer recognition for the new line of Ducks Unlimited(R) shoes and boots.”

Tom Konecki has over 25 years of experience in the footwear, apparel and accessory markets. He has extensive experience in wholesale brand management, including managing brands distributed through retail, catalog and e-commerce channels. Prior to joining Phoenix Footwear, he was Executive Vice President at Born(R), where he managed the Company's footwear brands. Prior to Born(R), he was Executive Vice President of the Casual Male Corp. and President of the Company's Work 'n Gear Division.