Dick's Sporting Goods picks new president

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Findlay retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has tapped a new president.

Joseph M. Schmidt, 49, who has been executive vice president of operations and chief operating officer since February, will become president and COO in February 2009. Before becoming chief operating officer, he had been vice president of store operations.

Meanwhile, Edward W. Stack, the company's longtime chairman and chief executive officer, will relinquish the title of president that he picked up in February when William J. Colombo moved on to become vice chairman of the company's board.

As of August, the retailer operated more than 350 Dick's Sporting Goods stores in 38 states, more than 80 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states, and 15 Chick's Sporting Goods, Inc. outlets in southern California.


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