Suns Hire Sports Business Newcomer Brad Casper As President
The Suns are turning to a consumer brand exec to run their business operations by hiring former Henkel Consumer Goods CEO Brad Casper as team President. Casper, who has never worked in professional sports, replaces Rick Welts. Welts resigned from the Suns in early September and recently was hired as Warriors President & COO. The Suns will hold a press conference to introduce Casper at 2:00pm PT at US Airways Center. Henkel Consumer Goods in '05 bought Scottsdale-based Dial Corp. Casper worked for Henkel from '05-10 and also has worked for Procter & Gamble. Suns interim President Jason Rowley will be named team COO.