Keen hires Nike veteran


Keen Inc. hired Nike veteran Ron Hill as vice president of merchandising.

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Keen Inc. hired Nike veteran Ron Hill as vice president of merchandising.

Hill will be expected to improve the retail position of Keen footwear in retail outlets and generally elevate the image of Keen, both in North America and globally.

“Ron brings significant experience and passion to KEEN and will take full responsibility for the product ‘go-to-market’ component,” Keen chief executive James Curleigh said in a statement. “He will double the impact of the Keen’s product development team with his tremendous track record in the casual and performance footwear categories.” 

Hill worked 26 years at Nike, completing his career in 2007 as vice president of global footwear. He started selling shoes at Nordstrom at age 15, working later for the retailer in the stock room and as regional merchandiser.

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