Niwot-based Crocs to close all manufacturing plants; CFO to leave company

NIWOT, Colo. — Casual footwear company Crocs is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by the end of the year and replacing its chief financial officer.

The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico while reporting a second-quarter profit of $30.4 million, or 35 cents per share.

Crocs, based in Niwot in Boulder County, is also closing less productive retail stores as leases expire and focusing more on online sales.

Executive vice president Carrie Teffner is leaving the company by April, but is stepping down as chief financial officer on Aug. 24.

Anne Mehlman, a former vice president of corporate finance for Crocs and current CFO of Zappos, will take over as CFO.

Crocs shares were trading at $18.70 at midday Thursday, compared to $8.50 on Aug. 9, 2017.