NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nina Footwear has appointed Alan Johnson as President of Nina Footwear Corp, a new position at the company. In his new role, Alan will oversee design, sales, and marketing for Delman and all Nina branded divisions, including shoes, bridal, handbags, and kids. Alan will work closely with Ezra Dabah, CEO, and Jason Yagoda, Chief Strategic Officer, at Nina Footwear Corp. Most recently Mr. Johnson held the position of Vice President of Sales for Women's Accessories and Women's and Men's Footwear at Cole Haan, and prior to that Director of Sales at Hugo Boss USA.
"Alan is a well respected leader with a proven track record. His strength in sales, merchandising and creative skills will help drive our strategy as we build Nina into a lifestyle brand," said Dabah. "We look forward to seeing Nina as a relevant, strong player in the daytime category while growing our dominant share of the special occasion business. We also see the opportunity to uniquely position Delman within the luxury segment under Alan's leadership."
"Nina and Delman are two great American brands that have graced the feet of women for more than half a century," Johnson said. "Glamorous and powerful women from Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth to Anne Hathaway and Blake Lively have helped create an allure and mystique to the brands that continues to this day. I am thrilled to be joining a company with such rich heritage and look forward to bringing it to the next generation of consumers."
Nina Footwear Corp is a design house of women's and children's fashion marketing footwear, handbags and bridal accessories under the Nina and Delman brands. The Company has enjoyed a leadership position for innovation and design over the past 60 years. Nina and Delman are distributed worldwide in department stores, independent retailers, and through the websites, www.NinaShoes.com and Delmanshoes.com.
SOURCE Nina Footwear Corp