CEO of Berkshire's Brooks Running expects sales boost despite pandemic, supply disruptions


Jim Weber, 62, who has led Brooks since 2001, said in a Thursday interview that Berkshire management gives him the freedom to play the "long game." He said that allowed Brooks to avoid spending cuts and layoffs even as the COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam, where it makes most of its shoes, recently forced it to shut 45% of production for three months.

The longtime chief executive of running shoe maker Brooks Running, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc aims to more than triple revenue over the next decade, overcoming effects from supply chain disruptions and a lingering pandemic.

Jim Weber, 62, who has led Brooks since 2001, said in a Thursday interview that Berkshire management gives him the freedom to play the "long game."

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