Performance running apparel and shoe firm Brooks Sports Inc on Wednesday revealed the promotion of David Bohan to the role of chief operating officer in addition to his duties as chief financial officer.

The Washington-based company said Mr Bohan joined Brooks in June 2001 as CFO and senior vice president. He will lead the company’s global operations to support the growth of Brooks’ business.

"This is an exciting time for Brooks as our business is experiencing significant growth,” said CEO and president Jim Weber. David has played a huge part in Brooks' success and I'm confident that as COO, David will lead our team to greater competitive advantage in operational excellence that results in superior customer service for our retailers."