Wolverine Worldwide has announced the appointment of Mike Jeppesen, the current president of its Global Operations Group, to an expanded role as president of the Wolverine Heritage Group, which includes the Wolverine, Harley-Davidson, Bates, and HyTest brands. He takes over from Ted Gedra, who has recently retired after 30 years with the company. Jeppesen, who will also continue to lead Wolverine's Global Operations Group, will report directly to Blake Krueger, Wolverine's chairman, chief executive and president. Jeppesen joined the company in 2012 as president of the Global Operations Group. Prior to Wolverine Worldwide, he held various senior leadership positions at Collective Brands, Coach, Adidas and Ecco.