Rocky Brands Inc. announced that Thomas Robertson has been appointed chief financial officer of the company.
Robertson has served as senior financial analyst since joining the company in September 2016. Prior to that, from July 2015 until September 2016, he was an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP. From September 2008 until July 2015, he held various audit positions with Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. While practicing with Schneider Downs and Deloitte, Robertson spent the majority of his time working with publicly-traded footwear companies.
Mike Brooks, CEO, stated, “Since joining Rocky Brands, Tom has exhibited tremendous financial leadership and business acumen. The board of directors and I are very confident that he is the right person to serve as our next chief financial officer. I look forward to working closely with Tom to successfully execute our strategic initiatives and return the company to sustained profitable growth beginning in 2017.”
The company also announced that its board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program of up to $7.5 million of the company’s outstanding common stock, no par value per share. The share repurchase program is expected to be completed over the next 12 months.
Rocky Brands makes footwear under Rocky, Georgia Boot, Durango, Lehigh, Creative Recreation and the licensed brand Michelin.