Australian footwear brand Emu announces Dan Singer as vice president of North America. Singer will support the brand’s retail presence and revenue growth by leading sales and playing a significant role in finance, product development, sourcing and organizational structure. Based out of Montana, Singer will report directly to North American president Jim Scholle who oversees the stateside headquarters out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“Dan is well-connected in the shoe industry and a proven performer,” says Scholle. “As we expand Emu’s retail footprint for 2015 and beyond, Dan’s expertise will prove invaluable.”

Singer comes to Emu from Icon Shoes, where he held the position of senior vice president of sales & marketing. Before, Singer held numerous sales positions at footwear companies including ZIGI New York, MBT Footwear, Vida Shoe, Skechers USA and Rockport. He is also the founder of B&L Distribution, a footwear distribution company.