(Filed Under Financial and General Interest News). Hanes named Joe Cavaliere to the newly created post of group president, global innerwear, effective February 8, 2021. In addition, Howard Upchurch, group president, innerwear Americas, has announced his retirement after 34 years with the company.
HanesBrands CEO Steve Bratspies said of Cavaliere, “he brings deep experience driving sales and transformation in retail and consumer goods, and has an impressive record of leading high-performing global teams. I look forward to working with him as he builds our great brands, drives innovation and delivers long-term growth in our global innerwear business.”
According to Hanes, Cavaliere was most recently president and general manager of the retail chain division at C&S Wholesale Grocers. Prior to joining C&S in 2018, he was president and global chief customer officer at Newell Brands “with accountability for global customer development and geographic responsibility for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Before that, Cavaliere was executive vice president of customer development at Unilever with responsibility for $11 billion in revenue across 17 categories. He also served as executive vice president of sales at Kraft Foods, where he held a number of leadership positions in more than 20 years with the company.”
Hanes noted that “Upchurch joined the company as a marketing assistant in the hosiery business. He was a leader in creating the company’s integrated innerwear organization and led the expansion of the Hanes brand into new retail channels.”
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