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Reebok International, Ltd. of Stoughton named JOHN DUERDEN as co-president. He was previously executive VP of global sales. He was share the title with Chairman PAUL FIREMAN (BLOOMBERG BUSINESS/BOSTON HERALD, 10/12)....NICK RHODES, Prime Ticket Network's VP of Business Development, has announced his resignation and will join fomer Prime Ticket owner BILL DANIELS as executive VP of Business Development for Daniels Programming Ventures. Also at Prime Ticket, TOM MORRIS has been promoted to VP/Sales (PRIME)....Phil Mushnick reports that MONIE BEGLEY FEUREY, Senior VP of Corporate Communications at Madison Square Garden, "has been shown the gate" (N.Y. POST, 10/12).
BUSINESS WEEK profiles entrepreneur ROGER PENSKE, Chairman of Penske Corp., the $3.6B transportation empire that includes a $65M auto racing unit and "a nearly unbeatable Indy car racing team." Penske next idea has him "flirting with the idea of a Formula 1 team for the European circuit" (BUSINESS WEEK, 10/17 issue)....So. FL sports magnate H. WAYNE HUIZENGA was interviews on CNN's "Moneyline." On the entertainment industry: "Consolidation is going to be the name of the game. There will be fewer players and bigger players." On labor problems: "It is ironic that two out of three of our teams are on strike, and I'm glad the third one isn't going on strike" (CNN, 10/12).