Roger Wyett Takes Action Sports Role at Nike

Former Hurley ceo will oversee Converse and Nike skateboard and snow businesses.

Roger Wyett, president of Nike Inc.’s Affiliates unit, has been appointed vice president of action sports with responsibility for the skateboard and snow businesses of the Nike brand and Hurley.

The Affiliates group has been eliminated from Nike’s organizational structure following the sales of Umbro to Iconix Brand Group and Cole Haan to Apax Partners in October and November, respectively.

Wyett, who had been chief executive officer of Hurley earlier in his career at the Beaverton, Ore.-based active sports giant, joined Nike in 1994 and was most recently vice president of global apparel. He will report to Trevor Edwards, executive vice president of global brand and category management.

Sandy Bodecker, the current vice president of action sports, will work on special projects involving long-term product innovation.

Reporting to Wyett will be Scott LeClair, vice president and general manager of Nike Skate and Nike Snow, and Bob Hurley, interim ceo of Hurley. Jim Calhoun, ceo of Nike’s Converse Inc. unit, will report directly to Mark Parker, president and ceo of Nike.

“Roger’s leadership over these important businesses will help continue to drive success for Nike,” said Parker. “I’d like to thank Sandy for his strong leadership over the last five years and look forward to his continued significant contributions to the company.”

Nike is scheduled to report the financial results for its second quarter after the close of the markets on Thursday.