Nike Names New Vice President of Action Sports
Nike Veteran Roger Wyett to Retire
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- November 6, 2013
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) announced that effective immediately Scott LeClair, 47,
currently the Brand’s VP and GM of Nike Skate and Nike Snow, will become
Nike’s new Vice President of Action Sports. He will be responsible for leading
the category as well as for Hurley International, LLC. Nike veteran Roger
Wyett, 56, who was previously in the role, has decided to retire.
LeClair joined Nike in 1992 and has led Nike’s skate and snow business since
June 2012. He has held previous roles in North America and was GM of Nike’s
West Territory based in Los Angeles, before moving to Japan to lead the
running category and then the merchandising function. He will report to Jayme
Martin, VP & GM of Global Categories.
“We’re very pleased that Scott will lead us forward. He is a proven leader
with strong brand expertise and his deep knowledge of Action Sports will be
instrumental as we continue to build our business globally,” said Martin.
“Roger is a tremendous leader and his impact over the years at Nike has been
significant,” said Trevor Edwards, President of the Nike Brand. “We wish him
all the best in his retirement and want to thank him for all he has done to
inspire our teams, drive strong business growth and consumer connections
across our portfolio of brands around the world.”
Wyett was most recently responsible for the Nike Brand’s skateboarding and
snow businesses, as well as Hurley. Wyett first joined Nike in 1994 and was
part of the pioneering team that led Nike into the global football business.
He has held a variety of roles, including CEO of Hurley, Vice President of
Global Apparel and President of the Affiliates.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer,
marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment
and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.
Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs,
markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories
and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and
youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit
www.nikeinc.com and follow @Nike.
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