The Finish Line Inc yesterday announced that Joe Wood has resigned his position as executive vice president, merchandising and marketing and that Glenn Lyon has joined the company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Mr Wood will remain with the company on a consulting basis through the end of the company's fiscal year.

A veteran of the footwear industry, Mr Wood has led the merchandising and marketing departments of Finish Line since 1995. During his tenure, the athletic wear retailer grew from a chain of 190 stores with annual sales of $192 million to 445 stores with last year's sales of $664 million.
 
Mr Lyon has nearly 30 years of merchandising and marketing experience with companies such a RH Macy & Co, Hit or Miss Stores Inc, Ormond Shops Inc, Modern Woman Inc, and most recently as CEO/president of Paul Harris Stores Inc.
 
He commented: "I am looking forward to joining Finish Line and taking over leadership of the strong and talented merchandising and marketing teams that Joe Wood has built over the last six years. I find the athletic industry exciting and challenging and look forward to working with all the great companies that have partnered with Finish Line over the last 25 years."