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RG Barry appoints new President, COO

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Feb '06
The Board of Directors of comfort footwear maker RG Barry Corporation, the Dearfoams(R) Company, has appointed Greg Tunney as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer.

Tunney succeeds Thomas Von Lehman, who has served as the company's President since March 2004. He, 56, will continue his assignment as RG Barry's Chief Executive Officer for a transition period of up to six months. At the end of the transition period, he will resign as CEO, and Tunney will become President and CEO. He will remain on the company's board of directors.

Tunney, 44, is the former president and chief operating officer of the Phoenix Footwear Group Inc. Prior to that role; he was VP & National Sales Manager with Brown Shoe Company and a merchandizing executive for May Department Store Company.

"We are excited that someone with Greg's background will be our new president and COO and future CEO," said Von Lehman.

"Greg has been involved in the slipper business, the shoe business and retailing. He was a driver in a successful turnaround and growth strategy at Phoenix and his industry knowledge and business experience should be invaluable as he leads the transition from the turnaround phase of our story and focuses the company on opportunities for sustainable, profitable growth," he added.

RG Barry Corporation, the Dearfoams Company, is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of comfort footwear for at and around the home. The company's primary brands include Dearfoams and EZfeet.

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