Wolverine World Wide Inc. announced Greg Tunney will be joining the company as president of Hush Puppies, reporting to Todd Spaletto, president of the Outdoor & Lifestyle Group.
Tunney has more than 25 years of proven brand-building experience in the footwear industry and has held significant leadership positions at several companies. Prior to joining Wolverine, Tunney served as president/CEO and director of the RG Barry Corp., a leader in the footwear and accessories categories. In this role, he oversaw consistent global growth, led the acquisition of well-known brands and helped build the organization’s position as largest slipper company in the world.
“I’ve been impressed with Greg’s achievements at RG Barry. Greg is a proven leader in our industry and someone who’s dedicated to making the world a better place through his philanthropic efforts. He’s a perfect fit for Hush Puppies and Wolverine Worldwide,” said Spaletto,
The Hush Puppies brand was launched by Wolverine Worldwide in 1958 and has been helping people embrace everyday comfort ever since. With over 17 million pairs of shoes sold every year in more than 165 countries around the world, Hush Puppies is a global brand, a household name and a cultural icon that embodies the lighthearted spirit of its beloved basset hound.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Wolverine Worldwide and lead the Hush Puppies brand,” commented Tunney. “I’ve admired what the company has accomplished through its transformation initiative over the past year, and Hush Puppies is one of the most iconic brands in the industry. This is a tremendous opportunity to get exposed to the global and international marketplace. I look forward to joining the team to help drive growth and continue Wolverine’s long track record of success in North America and with our international partners.”
Tunney also currently serves as chairman of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, and is extremely passionate about the mission and vision of this organization, which is aligned with Wolverine Worldwide’s commitment to the philanthropy, the footwear industry and its people.
Wolverine World Wide’s portfolio includes: Merrell, Sperry, Hush Puppies, Saucony, Wolverine, Keds, Stride Rite, Chaco, Bates and HYTEST. The company is also the global footwear licensee of the popular brands Cat and Harley-Davidson.