Mizuno Appoints Josh Creasman Vice President of Supply Chain

June 18, 2012

Norcross, GA. (June 18, 2012) - Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in specialty sporting goods innovation and performance, announced today the hiring of Josh Creasman as Vice President of Supply Chain.  With over 13 years of supply chain specific experience, Creasman will oversee all Supply Chain duties including Supply Planning, Distribution and Transportation while maintaining a position as a member of the Mizuno USA Management Team. 

Creasman joins Mizuno USA from Oregon based Yakima Products, Inc., one of America’s leading outdoor sporting goods gear management and automotive rack manufacturers.  During his six years at Yakima, Josh held senior positions responsible for supply chain and global sourcing.  Most recently he led the Global Supply Chain and manufacturing operations across three operating companies by developing and implementing a Hybrid Global Manufacturing, Sourcing and Distribution Strategy. 

Prior to his position at Yakima, Creasman spent two years at Johns Manville as Global Logistics Manager responsible for managing global logistics spend, logistics information systems, freight payment, carrier strategy and collaborative logistics.  Early in his career he served as the Logistics Manager for all the Americas with American Standard and Logistics and Honeywell. 

 “Josh’s supply chain experience, impressive background, and leadership abilities, coupled with our significant investment in infrastructure, will enable Mizuno USA to increase efficiencies and maximize service levels to the benefit of our customers,” said Bob Puccini, President Mizuno USA, Inc., and Chairman, Mizuno Canada, Ltd.  “Our attention to detail in how we manufacture and deliver our products to the end customer is one of the most important aspects of our business, which is why we’ve entrusted the highly-experienced Creasman to lead that portion of the company.” 

Creasman earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oregon.  Additionally, he earned Six Sigma Black-Belt and Green-Belt Certifications and served eight years in the United States Army.  Creasman, his wife Kerry and three children will be relocating from Oregon to Atlanta in the near future. 

About Mizuno USA

Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America.  Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.

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