Sporting goods unit Asics America Corporation has announced the appointment of Kevin Wulff as its chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Wulff will also add president to his title beginning on 1 February, when current COO and President Rich Bourne retires.

Wulff's previous experience includes being president and CEO of San Diego-based Pony International, and president and CEO of American Sporting Goods. He has also spent over ten years at Nike.

"I am excited to take on this great opportunity. With my past experiences of working in both the North and South American regions, I look forward to building upon the current Asics momentum and to achieve the company's ambitious brand and business goals for the future," said Wulff.