Ross McMullin, president and CEO of adidas America announced today the addition of Tim Joyce (45) to the company's executive team. Joyce will assume the role of executive vice president on January 2.

He will be working closely with McMullin to develop and implement strategies aimed at capitalising on the adidas brand, and returning the business to a position of strong growth.

Joyce will be a pivotal member of the management team with his primary area of responsibility being sales and retail operations. In this role, he will oversee the entire sales function including adidas' retail in line and outlet stores across the country.

Mr Joyce brings to adidas a wealth of experience in both sales and the sporting goods industry. He served most recently as president of Fogdog.com, the largest online sporting goods e-tailer. Prior to his time at Fogdog.com, he spent more than 19 years with Nike Inc, serving in various roles including the director of European Sales from 1994-1996. His last position at Nike was vice president of Global Sales.

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