Footwear label Rocket Dog continues to strengthen its international organisation with the appointment of Derek Bowen as European Managing Director, who is based in the Elstree office, UK.

Bowen has over 20 years of footwear management experience. In his new position he is assisting with the overall global business and brand strategy and planning, and leading brand’s sales and marketing efforts in the UK and Europe. Previously, Derek Bowen held international management positions with Wolverine Worldwide and Timberland.

With Bowen’s recruitment, the shoe label wants to “continue to enhance and strengthen the Rocket Dog team internationally,” said Cathy Taylor, Rocket Dog CEO. “As we continue to leverage the brand in new countries and further penetrate the global market we are excited to have Derek’s development skills in both brand and product strategies to help us take advantage of our many opportunities for growth across Europe.”