Orange County Business Journal

Hurley Founder Interim CEO; Egeck to Eddie Bauer

Kari Hamanaka Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Costa Mesa-based action-sports apparel brand Hurley International LLC has tapped chairman and founder Bob Hurley as interim chief executive to replace Michael Egeck, who recently moved on to lead Bellevue, Wash.-based Eddie Bauer LLC.

Egeck joined Hurley—which is part of Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike Inc.—in October after a stint as president of jeans company True Religion Apparel Inc. He replaced former Levi Strauss & Co. executive Jim Calhoun, who was named head of Nike’s Converse Inc. division less than a month after being appointed Hurley chief executive last April.

The latest Hurley executive news comes days after Nike announced plans to divest its Cole Haan and Umbro brands to focus on growth of its Hurley, Converse, Jordan and namesake labels.