New Top Level Execs at HanesBrands, ShedRain, Links of London

HanesBrands Names CFO and Other Top Executives

Winston-Salem, NC–HanesBrands announced Wednesday that Richard D. Moss has been promoted to chief financial officer effective immediately.

Moss, 53, who has served as the company’s treasurer since January 2006, was chosen to fill the open CFO position after an extensive review of internal and external candidates. Moss will oversee the company’s global finance, investor relations and corporate development functions.

“I am pleased to announce Rick’s well-deserved promotion to CFO,” said Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll. “Rick has been an instrumental member of the Hanes finance team since the company’s spinoff and has played an integral role in our success,” said Richard A. Noll, Hanes’ chairman/ceo. “As CFO, he will add significant value to the company based on his finance skills, knowledge of the business, and his past experience as CFO of a publicly traded company.”

Moss, who will report to Noll, has been responsible for treasury, corporate development, risk management, and the tax and credit functions at Hanes.

Prior to joining the company, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of publicly traded Chattem, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of over-the-counter consumer health-care products. He has also held treasurer and senior finance positions with Sealy Mattress Company, Ansaldo Signal NV, Union Switch & Signal, and General Motors’ Saturn Corp. subsidiary.

In other appointments, the company announced the appointment of Gerald W. Evans Jr. and William J. Nictakis as co-chief operating officers with joint responsibility for running all of the company’s businesses.

Reporting to the co-chief operating officers will be the presidents of the company’s innerwear, outerwear, and direct-to-consumer businesses, as well as the leaders of the company’s international businesses. Evans and Nictakis will also oversee the company’s global supply chain and information technology functions.

Evans, 52, who most recently was president of the company’s international businesses and the company’s global supply chain, joined Hanes in 1983 and has served in numerous leadership and senior executive capacities. Nictakis, 51, who most recently served as president of domestic businesses, joined Hanes in 2007 after significant success as a senior executive of commercial operations with Sara Lee Corp.’s Food & Beverage division and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, Inc., subsidiary.

Dale W. Boyles, HanesBrands’ controller and chief accounting officer who served as interim CFO since May, has been appointed to the new position of operating chief financial officer, reporting to Moss. Boyles, 50, will lead the finance organization that supports Evans and Nictakis as co-chief operating officers.

Jeff Blauer Named President and COO of ShedRain

Portland,OR–Jeff Blauer has assumed the role of president and chief operating officer at ShedRain, one of the leading umbrella makers in the United States. 

Blauer most recently was ShedRain’s executive vice president of business development.  In his new position, Blauer is responsible for managing the general activities of the company, and continues to oversee business development and expansion. He reports directly to Stan Blauer, chairman/ceo.

Stan Blauer referred to Jeff’s long history with ShedRain and what he’s meant to the company.  “During Jeff’s tenure as EVP of Business Development his leadership was the spark that ignited remarkable growth for the company.”

Blauer began his career as a national sales manager for specialty accounts with Calvin Klein.  He became a senior account manager at CK before leaving to join Christian Dior as a regional sales representative.  He later held a similar position at Alexander Julian.

Blauer joined ShedRain in 1989 as National Sales Manager.  He was promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing and then to his most recent position.

“Our vision and operational model will not change,” Blauer said of his new role. “If anything, we will continue to put forth the passion and excellence that we are known for as a leader in the umbrella category, with an eye on continuous improvement. ShedRain’s mission to be the best global brand in umbrellas will still be at the forefront of our motivation.”

New CEO for Links of London, Folli Follie 

London–The FF Group recently announced that David Riddiford has been appointed chief executive officer for Links of London globally and Folli Follie in the United Kingdom. He succeeds Andrew Marshall who had stepped down from the role.

Riddiford brings more than 25 years experience in the retail industry. Previous positions include; ceo at Arnotts, president of Lane Crawford, buying Ddirector at Selfridges and deputy managing director at Asprey & Garrard. He will be driving the FF Group’s growth strategy and its plans to further enhance both Folli Follie in theUKand Links of London internationally.

“Both brands have excellent foundations in the UK and worldwide which will enable us to steer through these uncertain economic times with confidence. I am looking forward to establishing strong relationships with all teams within the FF Group,” Riddiford said.

 

 

 

 

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