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Kontoor Brands names SVP Chief Supply Chain Officer

Sophie Smith
04 October 2022

Kontoor Brands, the owner of Wrangler and Lee, has announced the appointment of Ezio Garciamendez as Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer. 

Effective 1 November 2022, Garciamendez will report to the group's Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Wrangler Global Brand President, Tom Waldron.

In his new role, Garciamendez will have responsibility for all aspects of supply chain management including global operations, planning, manufacturing, sourcing, quality, customer service, distribution, logistics and master data governance.

He will also oversee all components of the company’s supply chain strategy, including trade-related functions and operations.

With over 20 years of experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry, Garciamendez joins Kontoor from Melaleuca, where he served as Global Operations SVP since 2018. Prior to this, he held various roles at Procter and Gamble, leading multi-category, end-to-end global supply chain operations.

Commenting on the appointment, Tom Waldron said: “Ezio’s impressive track record of innovation and excellence in the global supply chain industry, and experience rolling out advanced solutions across the most complex and multifaceted supply chains make him an invaluable addition to our team.

"His history of delivering operational excellence and process improvements across end-to-end global supply chain operations, combined with his background in international manufacturing and engineering will fuel Kontoor’s competitive advantage in both our owned manufacturing and strategic sourcing model and make him a natural fit for our organisation.

“We are thrilled for Ezio to join Kontoor and know that his expertise will help us continue to navigate the complex challenges facing global supply chains. I look forward to partnering with him to deliver near and long-term results that benefit Kontoor and all our stakeholders."

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