Danish shoe brand Ecco has named Erik Walcott its new global head of specialty sales. Most recently serving as vice president of sales for U.S. outdoor blanket manufacturer Rumpl, Walcott has previously worked with Ecco for nearly a decade from 2005 to 2014 and will now oversee Ecco’s Outdoor division’s global sales, effective immediately. From driving the global strategy and implementing market-specific programs, to leading regional sales managers around the world, Walcott will direct the brand’s customer service and also lead the positioning of Ecco for growth in new channels of distribution, seeking new opportunities and retail partnerships for the growing Outdoor category. Based in Portland, Oregon, he will report directly to Nikolai Christensen, head of outdoor, Ecco Global, at the brand’s headquarters in Denmark.