Former New Balance Prez to Advise Spira
Spira Footwear, of El Paso, Texas, has hired Jim Tompkins in an advisory role to direct the development and expansion of its WaveSpring-inspired brand.
According to Spira CEO Andy Krafsur, Tompkins will oversee product design, development, sourcing and manufacturing. Most recently, Tompkins was president and COO of New Balance Athletic Shoe Co.
“We’re very excited to have Jim as part of our team,” said Krafsur in a company release. “He is one of the most well liked and respected executives in our industry and provides a unique combination of experience, leadership,
passion and integrity.”