US apparel maker Gildan Activewear has appointed James Kehoe as its new chief financial and administrative officer, with effect from 1 January.

He succeeds Laurence Sellyn, who is retiring after holding the position for 15 years. Kehoe joins Gildan from Mondelez International, the former snacking and confectionary division of Kraft Foods, where he served as senior vice president of operating excellence.

Previously, Kehoe was senior vice president of corporate finance of Kraft Foods Group, where he led the financial structuring of the company at the time of the spin-off from Mondelez.

Sellyn will continue with Gildan for a transitional period to support Kehoe's integration into the company and ensure an orderly transfer of responsibilities.