NELSONVILLE, Ohio--Rocky Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCKY) today announced that Mike Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of David Sharp as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Brooks will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer while the Board conducts a search for a new Chief Executive Officer.
Mike Brooks stated, “The Board has great confidence in the skills and talent of the management team and their ability to continue to execute on the strategy we have laid out together. I look forward to working with the entire Rocky Brands team as we continue to strive to return the Company to profitability and sustained growth. We thank David Sharp for his many years of service and wish him well in his new endeavors.”
“I am sincerely grateful for the time I spent with the Company and I remain a strong supporter of Rocky Brands and all of its employees,” said David Sharp.
Mr. Brooks previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from August 1991 to July 2011.
About Rocky Brands, Inc.
Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh®, Creative Recreation®, and the licensed brand Michelin®.
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