Nike Vet Joins WWW as President of Global Operations

NEW YORK — Wolverine World Wide Inc. on Monday named Michael McBreen president of the firm’s global operations group.

In his new role, McBreen will be responsible for all supply chain matters for Rockford, Mich.-based Wolverine, including sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and logistics. He will report directly to Blake Krueger, CEO and president of Wolverine.

McBreen was most recently VP of supply chain and logistics for Furniture Brands International Inc. He previously spent many years at Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike Inc., where he served as director of global supply chain operations and director of global apparel operations, among other positions.

At Nike, he was responsible for integrating the supply chain operations for acquisitions including Bauer Nike Hockey, Cole Haan and Hurley.

“Mike brings the critical footwear and apparel expertise we need to ensure that our brands will not only maintain their reputations for creativity and product innovation, but will also be recognized for supply chain efficiency and outstanding service to our customers. Most importantly, Mike is a proven collaborative leader with an international perspective and string of successes in establishing and managing global supply chains and achieving improved business results,” said Krueger said in a statement.

“Working with Blake Krueger and the Wolverine World Wide team is a great opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting and innovative companies in the footwear industry,” McBreen said in the statement. “Leading Wolverine’s global operations team in a collaborative planning process to ensure world class supply chains is a challenge I embrace.”

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