January 2, 2011 – Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Ralph D. Balestriere as chief financial officer at Red Wing Shoe Company. Mr. Balestriere was previously senior vice president and CFO at Teleflex Medical. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO, and Terri Naughtin, managing partner of the firm’s Minneapolis office. Based in Red Wing, Minnesota, Red Wing Shoe Company offers a unique blend of quality, tradition, Americana and style. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego and Sao Paulo, Nosal Partners delivers executive search, executive leadership development, and interim executive solutions.