Today the adidas Group named David Abeles new CEO of TaylorMade Golf Company. Abeles immediately replaces former CEO Ben Sharpe, who resigned from the company for personal reasons. A 12-year veteran of TaylorMade Golf, Abeles was named President of TaylorMade and Adams Golf just last month and will now report directly to adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer. Prior to rejoining TaylorMade Abeles was CEO of the Competitor Group Inc., a global services, media and event entertainment company.
“David has a proven track record of success and leadership excellence. I am convinced that David will lead our golf business into the next era of growth. At the same time, I would like to thank Ben for his passion and many contributions to our company over the last nine years and I wish him all the best for his professional and private future.”