Ecco President & CEO to Step Down

Comfort footwear brand Ecco USA announced that President and CEO Tom Nelson will retire from his position effective June 1.

Nelson will continue to serve on the USA and Canada Ecco board of directors and act as an adviser to both segments.

“I will miss the close interaction with my Ecco family across the globe. However, I look forward to contributing in my consultancy role as a member of the board of directors for Ecco USA and Ecco Canada,” Nelson said in a statement.

Current COO Dave Quel will assume the role of acting president. Quel was promoted to be the New Hampshire company’s first COO in August 2009.