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New CEO at Converse

The Nike-owned brand has named Michael Spillane to the position.

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Nike Inc. announced Monday that Michael Spillane will move up to CEO at Converse, taking over from Jack Boys after his retirement at the end of the year.
 
Boys had been CEO of Converse, a wholly owned subsidiary of Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike, since 2001.
 
In 2007, Spillane joined Nike as Converse’s president of North American footwear shortly before becoming president of North America and global product. His prior experience includes CEO roles at Polartec and Malden Mills, in addition to senior positions at Tommy Hilfiger and Jockey. Under his new title, Spillane will report to Eunan McLaughlin, president of Nike Inc. Affiliates.
 
“We are very excited to have Michael in the CEO role,” McLaughlin said in a press release. “He has worked closely with Jack for the past two years developing Converse’s growth strategy. Their leadership, passion and deep understanding of the Converse consumer has uniquely positioned [the brand] for continued global growth.”