Dearfoams Names New President

R.G. Barry Corp. named Nancy Coons to the position of president of the Dearfoams brand, the company announced Thursday.

Coons is a new addition to the Pickerington, Ohio-based company, having previously owned a Massachusetts-based brand consulting business. Prior to that, she worked on the management side of the apparel businesses at New Balance, Oakley and Nike.

“As we broaden the Dearfoams presence domestically and begin expanding into international markets, her strong global merchandising experience and branding vision are going to be tremendous assets,” said R.G. Barry President and CEO Greg Tunney, in a written statement. “We believe that Nancy’s leadership can also significantly complement the multi-million dollar, multi-year Dearfoams advertising and branding campaign that was launched in February.”

In related news, R.G. Barry also announced that Douglas J. Yannucci has been appointed VP of sales planning and category management, a newly created position.