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Caleres Names President for New Men’s Division

Caleres is building up its men’s business. The footwear company announced Thursday the appointment of Malcolm Robinson as president of its newly formed men’s and international division.

Robinson will oversee the growth initiatives for the Caleres men’s brands, as well as expand an international footprint across the company’s portfolio.

In December 2016, the company acquired the heritage footwear brand, Allen Edmonds, from Brentwood Associates for $255 million. Other Caleres men’s brands include George Brown Bilt, Vince and Dr. Scholl’s Shoes.

Robinson most recently served as EVP at One Jeanswear Group for the William Rast division. There he was responsible for the overall in-store marketing and sales strategy of the licensed William Rast denim lifestyle brand. Prior to that, he served as CEO and board member of Tommie Copper and president at Maidenform Brands. A significant portion of his career was spent as group president of wholesale sportswear at Phillips Van Heusen. He was also an executive vice president at Gant Corporation.

“Malcolm brings over three decades of deep experience in men’s apparel, brand positioning, merchandising and managing global brands,” said Diane Sullivan, Calere CEO, president and chairman. “I’m delighted to have him join us, and to add this role, which will position us to build on our successes in the two significant areas of potential in men’s footwear and the international arena.”