Veteran Utah sporting goods executive Michael Wolfe has been named regional supervisor of Gart Bros. sporting goods stores in the state.

He replaces Doug Morton as head of the Utah operation. Morton has been promoted to executive vice president of operations for the chain and will relocate in Denver where the company is headquartered, a spokesman said.The company credits Morton as instrumental in building Gart Bros. Utah operation to its current 12 stores and three outlets.

Wolfe, formerly with Wolfe's Sporting Goods, a long-time retailer in the state, has spent the past four years with Gart Bros. as a branch store supervisor for half of the company's Utah stores.