Wolverine Worldwide Announces New Member of Its Board of Directors
ROCKFORD, Mich., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas T. Long to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Long, age 52, is the Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors, a leading beverage company that is a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors. MillerCoors is the marketer of such well-known brands as Miller Lite, Coors Light, Leinenkugel’s and Blue Moon. Prior to joining MillerCoors, he was Chief Marketing Officer of the Miller Brewing Company and later promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Long also spent a number of years with The Coca-Cola Company where he served in a variety of senior roles, with responsibilities ranging from global operations to strategic marketing to sales.
“Tom Long’s appointment will bring added depth to Wolverine’s already strong Board,” stated Blake W. Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide’s Chairman, CEO and President. “He has an impressive track record of building global businesses with multiple brands. Additionally, Tom’s exceptional marketing acumen and his experiences building strong and lasting customer relationships will prove valuable as our Company continues its drive towards becoming one of the world’s premier footwear and apparel companies.”
Commented Long, “I am extremely pleased to join the Board of Wolverine Worldwide, a proven leader in global brand building and an innovator in footwear and apparel. The Company has an exceptional track record of rewarding its shareholders and I look forward to working with the Wolverine Worldwide management team and my fellow Board members to help maintain the Company’s impressive performance.”
Long is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee and also serves as the Vice Chairman of The Beer Institute in Washington, D.C.
With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates(Ã‚®), Chaco(Ã‚®), Cushe(Ã‚®), Hush Puppies(Ã‚®), HYTEST(Ã‚®), Merrell(Ã‚®), Sebago(Ã‚®) and Wolverine(Ã‚®). The Company also is the footwear licensee of the well-known brands CAT(Ã‚®),( )Harley-Davidson(Ã‚® )and Patagonia(Ã‚®). The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 190 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com.
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