Nike Names Carl Grebert as Vice President and General Manager for Nike Japan
BEAVERTON, Ore. – NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today announced Carl Grebert has been named Vice President and General Manager of Nike Japan. In this role, Grebert will be responsible for leading the company’s strategy for growth in Japan including product alignment, sales, marketing and consumer connections across the geography. Jim Godbout, previous Vice President and General Manager for Japan, will return to Nike’s corporate headquarters in Beaverton, OR, to assume a new role in global sales.
Grebert, age 41, has been with Nike for 13 years and has held various senior management positions in the company’s Asia Pacific and European businesses.
“Carl is a proven leader and brings strong global management experience to this important geography for the company,” said NIKE, Inc. President of Global Operations Gary DeStefano. “We look forward to Carl strengthening and growing the Nike brand in Japan by leading our strategy of connecting with consumers in a market that continues to influence trends and inspire everyone around the world.”
About NIKE, Inc.
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 subsidiaries include Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand. For more information, visit www.nikebiz.com.
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