Patrice Hutin was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer by Callaway Golf Company of Carlsbad.Hutin, who previously was Callaway's Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Advertising, will report to Callaway Golf Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ron Drapeau.
has been an extremely valuable contributor to the success of Callaway Golf
over the past three years," Drapeau said.
also will be responsible for marketing, sales and administrative support functions worldwide for the Callaway Golf
and Odyssey Golf brands, international distribution for the Top-Flite Golf Company--the new wholly owned subsidiary of Callaway Golf--including the Top-Flite, Strata and Ben Hogan brands, and tour operations for all Callaway Golf
and Top-Flite brands worldwide.Drapeau said Hutin will work in concert with Top-Flite President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Penicka, who recently was promoted to that position, to capitalize on strategic opportunities across all of the company's brands.
...Hutin has more than 19 years of experience in the golf industry.He joined Callaway Golf in 2000 as Managing Director of Callaway Golf Europe, LTD, the company's wholly owned European subsidiary.Last year he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Advertising for Callaway.Prior to joining Callaway Golf, Hutin had served as president of Taylor Made Golf and Cleveland Golf. . .