Industry News 6/23/2014

EMP: NIKE, Inc. Names Reenie Benziger Vice President of Global Apparel

NIKE, Inc. Names Reenie Benziger Vice President of Global Apparel
Benziger moves from her current role as VP/GM of Global Young Athletes, where she has led the rapid growth of that category.

Press Release from Nike, Inc.

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today announced the appointment of Reenie Benziger as Vice President of Nike's global apparel business. Benziger will be responsible for the creation and production of all Nike apparel product globally.

Benziger moves from her current role as VP/GM of Global Young Athletes, where she has led the rapid growth of that category.

“Reenie’s deep consumer knowledge and experience in the global apparel industry will continue to position Nike as an innovative brand with consumers,” said Jeanne Jackson, NIKE, Inc. President of Product & Merchandising.

Carl Grebert, a 17-year Nike veteran, replaces Benziger as VP/GM of Global Young Athletes. Grebert will be responsible for driving continued growth and consumer connections across Nike's young athlete business. Grebert most recently served as VP/GM of Nike Japan.

ABOUT NIKE
NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Ore., 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 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 nikeinc.com and follow @Nike.