Matt Priest has been named President of The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA). He is a former Senior Advisor to Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel at the US Department of Commerce.

Addendum: Peyo Lizarazu was promoted to Sales Director Europe of Omareef, Quiksilver Technical Division, and not Sales Director Europe of Quiksilver, as reported last week.