US clothing giant VF Corp has promoted Scott Baxter to the position of group president of its outdoor and action sports Americas business.

Baxter, a nine-year veteran at VF Corp, takes up the role with immediate effect, moving from his previous position of president of jeanswear Americas, imagewear and South America. 

Phil McAdams, a 38-year veteran in VF's jeanswear business, will succeed Baxter in this role, with Tom Waldron succeeding McAdams as president of the Wrangler brand.

Also as part of the organisational changes, Kevin Bailey, president of VF Action Sports and Vans, will have the added responsibility of overseeing the company's activities in Central and South America, and the outdoor and action sports businesses in Canada and Mexico. 

"At VF, we remain sharply focused on our global growth drivers: leading in innovation; connecting with consumers; serving consumers directly; and, expanding geographically," said COO Steven Rendle. "Scott, Phil, Tom and Kevin have proven their ability to execute against these drivers as they have worked to position our brands to win in the global marketplace. I have every confidence they will continue to deliver results and provide strong leadership."

Last month, VF revealed lower-than-expected fourth-quarter results as unseasonably warm temperatures weighed on sales of its The North Face and Timberland cold weather brands.

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