NEW YORK - Nike Inc said on Monday Michael Spillane will succeed Jack Boys as CEO of the footwear maker's Converse business, following Boys' retirement by the end of the year.

Spillane, who joined Converse in 2007, has held CEO positions at Polartec and Malden Mills, and senior positions at Tommy Hilfiger and Jockey. (Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan, editing by Maureen Bavdek)