Saucony has a new president — and the brand didn’t go far to find its fresh leader.
Wolverine World Wide announced today that Pat O’Malley, who most recently served as the brand’s SVP for global product, is now heading up Saucony. O’Malley took over for Richie Woodworth, who was recently named President of the Wolverine Lifestyle Group.
“A veteran of the industry and of our Saucony brand, Pat O’Malley has continuously proven his ability to build innovative and industry-leading teams,” said Blake Krueger, chairman, CEO and President of Wolverine World Wide, in a statement.
“We are excited that Pat will be bringing his skills as a strategic partner and determined leader to the leadership role for the Saucony brand. Wolverine’s vision is to build a family of the most admired performance and lifestyle brands on earth, and we are pleased to have Pat continue to contribute to that goal in his new role.”
O’Malley has more than 25 years of footwear-industry experience, including leadership stints at Nike and Reebok, and since joining Saucony, he has developed some of the brand’s key launches, including the innovative Isofit and Everun collections.
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“Saucony has a long and rich history, with a great track record of game-changing products. I am excited by the opportunity to continue the brand’s success and drive growth for the Saucony footwear and apparel businesses,” O’Malley said in a statement. “I look forward to working with our team as we invite more consumers to ‘Find Their Strong.’”