Tom Glaser will be the next supply chain leader at VF Corp

Tom Glaser will be the next supply chain leader at VF Corp

Branded apparel maker VF Corporation has named Tom Glaser as its next supply chain leader, taking over from Boyd Rogers when he retires at the end of this year after four decades with the company.

Tom Glaser is currently vice president of global operations at the apparel firm, whose brands include The North Face, Wrangler, Timberland and Lee.

He will step into the role of vice president of VF and president, supply chain on 1 January 2012, taking over responsibility for VF's global supply chain, including all manufacturing and sourcing operations.

Glaser joined VF in 2001 as managing director of VF Asia Sourcing, based in Hong Kong. During his five years there he helped diversify and expand VF's global sourcing network to support its growing portfolio of brands.

In 2006, he was named president, supply chain Europe/Asia, based in Lugano, Switzerland. He stepped into his current role in 2010, and relocated to VF's world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. In his new position, Glaser will also join VF's operating committee.

"VF is also known for developing strong leaders," said chairman and CEO Eric Wiseman. "We are confident in Tom's ability to lead this important area for our company and congratulate him on this new role."

The company also paid tribute to Boyd Rogers, who will retire on 31 December.

Rogers began his VF career at Blue Bell Inc in 1971, and held various manufacturing, engineering and product management assignments. He joined the VF corporate team in 2000, assuming responsibility for process reengineering, as well as management of the shared services, technology and global sourcing organisations.

In 2004, he was named vice president, global supply chain and technology and became a member of the VF operating committee. He took on his current role in 2005.

"VF is known for the strength of our supply chain capabilities, and we are fortunate to have had Boyd's strong leadership in this area for so many years," Wiseman said. "We thank Boyd for his exceptional service to our company."