Tecnica Group has appointed Rob Phillips as North American business unit director for Tecnica Footwear, a newly created role. Responsible for overseeing commercial operations, product and marketing, Phillips comes to Tecnica with over 14 years of diverse sales and management experience, including seven years with 5.11, where he helped lead his division through a period of exponential growth. Phillips reports directly to Sam Cook, chief commercial officer of Tecnica Group North America.