Friday, November 19, 2004

end of an era: Nike Co-Founder Knight Steps Down as CEO

Nike Inc. co-founder Philip Knight, who helped transform a small-start up business into the world's biggest athletic shoe company, will step down as chief executive officer, the company said on Thursday.

Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike named William Perez, who ran privately-held consumer products company S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., as CEO and president effective Dec. 28. Knight, who will also give up his title of president, plans to remain chairman of the board.

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