Haggar Clothing Co announced today the promotion of David Roy to executive vice president of operations, a newly created position, effective immediately.

"As we strive to balance retailers' needs with manufacturing capabilities and profitability, our emphasis on business operations stays in the forefront of our corporate priorities," said Frank Bracken, president and COO. "David's promotion is a direct result of his demonstrated ability to adapt Haggar products and business operations to the challenges we face in a global marketplace. We are confident that we will see continued efficiencies and improvements under David's leadership and our customers will reap the rewards."

Roy, who joined Haggar in 1996, served most recently as senior vice president of operations, overseeing the distribution, quality assurance, retail operations, engineering and pre-production departments. As EVP, he will add manufacturing and sourcing to his list of responsibilities.

Prior to joining Haggar, Roy spent 20 years at VF Corporation. He held leadership positions throughout VF's manufacturing, distribution and engineering departments for Wrangler, Jantzen and Red Kap, where he served as vice president of engineering until 1996. In addition to his responsibilities at Haggar, Roy is a member of the technical advisory committee of the AAFA.

Also announced today are the promotions of Gerry McGee to vice president of technical services, JoDon Cowan to director of industrial engineering, and Greg Jones to director of logistical engineering.

McGee has been with Haggar for 12 years serving most recently as vice president of industrial engineering. In this capacity, he was responsible for engineering, facilities and sewing machinery. With his promotion, McGee will add quality and pre-production to his list of responsibilities. Prior to joining Haggar, McGee was in engineering at Columbia Sewing.

About Haggar Clothing
Haggar Clothing Co, the operating subsidiary of Haggar Corp (Nasdaq: HGGR), is a leading marketer of men's casual and dress apparel and women's sportswear. Haggar, which markets the Haggar brand, also operates a private label division called Horizon Group, which manufactures clothing for department stores and mass merchants around the world; a womenswear division called Jerell; and has subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. In addition, Haggar holds the exclusive license for DKNY men's pants in the United States and Canada, and is negotiating the license for Claiborne men's classification pants in North America.