Wolverine World Wide, Inc. has announced the appointment of Pat O'Malley as president of the Saucony brand. He succeeds Richie Woodworth, who was recently appointed president of the Company's Lifestyle Group. In his new role, O'Malley will report directly to Jim Gabel, President of Wolverine Worldwide's Performance Group.

Earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maine, O'Malley has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear industry, most recently serving as Saucony's Senior Vice President for Global Product. Prior to his 12 years with Saucony, he held various leadership positions with both Nike and Reebok.

Saucony, founded in 1898 and meanwhile a division of Wolverine Worldwide, is a running lifestyle brand offering footwear and apparel under its labels Saucony and Saucony Originals.