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October 4, 2022

Garciamendez named Kontoor Brands supply chain chief

Wrangler and Lee owner Kontoor Brands has named Ezio Garciamendez as senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, effective 1 November.

By Hannah Abdulla

As SVP and chief supply chain officer at Kontoor Brands, 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 more than 20 years of experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry, Garciamendez joins Kontoor from Melaleuca, the largest online wellness shopping club, where he served as global operations SVP since 2018, leading their end-to-end supply chain organization. Prior to that, he held various roles with increasing responsibility within Procter and Gamble leading highly complex, multi-category, end-to-end global supply chain operations including manufacturing, distribution, procurement, planning, logistics, engineering, and technical services.

“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,” Tom Waldron Kontoor’s EVP, co-chief operating officer and Global Brand President – Wrangler®. said. “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’re thrilled for Ezio to join Kontoor and know that his expertise will help us continue to navigate the complex challenges facing global supply chains.”

In its most recent set of financials, Kontoor Brands reported second-quarter revenue growth of 27% and 57% adjusted earnings growth.

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