New Balance named Tom Carleo as general manager for the running and outdoor business units. Carleo has more than 20 years of experience working in the global footwear industry, including his most recent role as SVP product for Saucony. He also served Nike for more than six years in global product director positions. Carleo ran track and field for Boston College and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500 meters.
In addition, New Balance named Mark Cavanaugh, most recently global director of sports marketing for Nike Bauer Hockey, as SBU manager for sport and outdoor. Both Carleo and Cavanaugh will report to Ray Hilvert, general manager for footwear.
“Product is the true hero of the New Balance brand and Tom and Marks expertise and leadership will play a key role in helping us continue to create the best footwear product in the industry.” says Joe Preston, EVP, global footwear, product and marketing at New Balance.