Troon Board asks Garmany to return as CEO

Troon Golf’s Board of Directors announced January 5th that Dana Garmany, the company’s founder, replaced Hud Hinton as Chief Executive Officer. Hinton, who is no longer with the company, had taken over as CEO in January 2010 upon Garmany’s retirement and after eleven years as chief operating officer.

Garmany said the board decided to make a change and asked him to return.

“I want to assure everyone that the company is strong and well positioned for 2011 and beyond,” Garmany said in a statement. “Troon Golf’s achievements are based on the extraordinary talents of our employees and we will continue to work together to continue the success of the company long into the future.”

Tim Greenwell, senior vice president of global marketing for Troon, said there is no other information about the leadership change.

“We have a very strong Board of Directors,” he said. “When they make a change of this magnitude you just accept there was good reason.”

Garmany decided to retire in fall 2008, and announced it publicly in October 2009. He stepped down as CEO last January, but remained active on the board, and with strategic planning. The company's current executive team remains in place as Garmany re-assumes leadership of Troon Golf. Hinton joined Troon from Westin Hotels in 1999 as chief operating officer, and could not be reached for comment.

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