Footwear Unlimited Announces New EVP for Spyder Footwear
FENTON, MO. – December 13, 2021 — Footwear Unlimited, a full-service company that designs, manufactures, and distributes footwear, announced today that Jon Hanson has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager for Spyder Footwear.
“Jon’s vision and experience align with where we are headed in the outdoor space,” said Pat Mooney, CEO, Footwear Unlimited. “With many brands in the market more apparel and gear focused, Jon’s leadership will help Spyder Footwear become a significant and profitable part of their business.”
Hanson brings 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry where he has held leadership positions with several global outdoor brands. Most recently, Hanson was the Director of Sales for all Outdoor brands at Amer Sports, overseeing sales for Salomon, Atomic, Suunto, and Arc’teryx.
“I am excited to lead the Footwear category for such an iconic ski brand. Over the last 20 years, I have worked with many brands in the outdoor and ski space, across both hard-goods and soft-goods, and I am looking forward to utilizing that experience to grow Spyder Footwear. I am also thrilled to work with the talented team at Footwear Unlimited. With Footwear Unlimited being experts in the Footwear space, we have an opportunity to really be disruptive in the outdoor and ski industry.”
Hanson was born and raised in the Midwest and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his MBA from Saint Louis University. He now calls Boulder, CO home.
About Footwear Unlimited
Since 1966, Footwear Unlimited is an industry leader in designing, manufacturing, and distributing footwear. Our brand portfolio includes Baretraps, Spyder Footwear, and The Frye Company Footwear. Under the leadership of Pat Mooney, President and CEO, the Footwear Unlimited teams operate in the USA, China, Vietnam, and Mexico to produce millions of pairs of shoes annually.
Spyder is one of the world’s most recognizable and credible outdoor sportswear brands. Focused on enhancing the ski experience both on and off the mountain, Spyder prides itself on its advanced technical composition and style. As the official outfitter for the U.S. Ski Team for over 30 years, Spyder offers technical ski, fitness, swim and lifestyle apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. The highly sought-after brand is available in over 150 direct-to-consumer retail outposts globally as well as department stores, sporting goods stores and specialty retailers throughout North America, Europe, Middle East, South Korea and China.
For more information, visit spyder.com.