Nike Golf Canada Changes Exec Positions

TORONTO (July 19, 2007)”Nike Golf has announced that Mike Kelly, General Manager of Nike Golf Canada, will be leaving his role in September to take a new position with Nike

After two years with Nike Golf Canada, Kelly will return to the Nike campus in Beaverton, Oregon on September 1 to become Nike Global Brand Director for Athletic Training, said Guillermo Salinas, International General Manager for Nike Golf.
Kellys successor as General Manager of Nike Golf Canada is John Sibley, who is currently Apparel Business Director for Nike Inc. in Canada.
A 17-year veteran of the golf industry, Kelly spent the last eight years of his career with Nike Golf, including working as Marketing Director, as the first Category Business Director for Golf Clubs, and the last two years leading Nike Golf Canada.
With his experience, people skills and leadership, Mike has made numerous important contributions to the development of the Nike Golf brand in Canada, Salinas said.
Mike is excited about his new role as it touches two of his passions: Baseball and American football. The Canadian golf season is in full swing, and Mike will continue to drive the Canadian brand and business through the end of summer.
I have really enjoyed the journey with the great Nike Golf Canada team for the last two years, Kelly said. Our business has grown at a record pace and we have established ourselves as a leader in the Canadian golf industry. Our brand continues to grow in Canada as we increase our connections with consumers across the country.
John Sibley is a nine-year Nike veteran of whose leadership experience includes General Manager for Nike Bauer Hockey in Canada, Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning of Nike Team Sports at the Nike campus in Oregon, and Nike Canada Retail Resources Manager.

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