CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 8, 2016 – Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today Michael (Mickey) Maule has joined the organization as its new Regional Commercial Director, Racquet Sports, Americas. Previously, Maule served as National Sales Manager, USA, for Babolat. Prior to his time at Babolat, he worked as a Territory Manager for Prince.
”We are thrilled to welcome Mickey to Wilson. He is incredibly passionate about tennis and highly experienced and talented in the areas of business and channel development, product lifecycle management, and in strategic and assortment planning, said Bertrand Blanc, Global Commercial Director of Wilson Racquet Sports. “Importantly, his vision for the Americas aligns with our key business drivers. He is committed to building strong relationships with the specialty channel, and to leading a selective distribution strategy that will differentiate Wilson in the marketplace.”
“As a tennis player, former coach and industry advocate, I am excited to join the Wilson team. In many ways, I feel like I am coming home,” said Maule. “My very first racket was a Wilson one, and I have tremendous respect for this brand. I am joining a strong global team and Americas organization that is passionate about and focused on winning with consumers and the market. I am energized by the opportunities we have to accelerate the growth of Wilson in the USA, Canada and Latin America.”
Maule was an ATP ranked professional tennis player in 1990-1993 and won the ITF Men’s 40 and over doubles World Championship in 2012. He previously worked with Wilson as an Advisory Staff Member. Maule also led Northern Illinois University’s tennis team as head coach and served as assistant head coach at Northwestern University.