BrandArena: Nike appoints action sports vice-president

Thursday 7 November 2013

Nike appoints action sports vice-president

Sportswear giant Nike has appointed Scott LeClair action sports vice-president, replacing the retiring Roger Wyett.

According to, LeClair will also lead Nike-owned clothing brand Hurley International. The 47-year-old joined Nike in 1992 and led its skate and snow business since June 2012. He previously held roles in north America and was general manager of Nike's west territory, based in Los Angeles, before moving to Japan to lead the running category and then the merchandising function.

Jayme Martin, Nike vice-president and general manager of global categories, said: “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.”

Wyett joined Nike in 1994 and held numerous senior roles in soccer and Nike Team Sports before leading global product creation. Prior to joining Nike, the 56-year-old worked in the apparel industry in Los Angeles for 14 years, including five years at Puma USA.


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