Meijer President Jumps To Academy Sports

Academy, Ltd., parent company of Academy Sports + Outdoors stores, has announced that J.K. Symancyk will become its president and CEO, effective November 2. Symancyk was president of Meijer Inc.

Symancyk succeeds Rodney Faldyn as Academy president. Faldyn joined Academy in 2006 as CFO. Academy promoted him to president in 2007 and named him CEO in 2011 when a Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.-associated entity acquired a majority interest in Academy.

In June, Academy announced that it had initiated a succession plan to find a new CEO while Faldyn continued leading the retailer.