VF Corporation APPOINTS An Claes AS NEW
Vice President Supply Chain Operations EMEA.
STABIO, SWITZERLAND – 16 October 2023 – VF Corporation, a leading portfolio of lifestyle brands, today announced the appointment of An Claes, as Vice President, Supply Chain Operations EMEA, effective 2nd October 2023. This appointment comes as Stuart Pond, who previously held this position, takes on the role of Vice President of Global Supply Chain Platforms.
In this role An Claes will report to Cameron Bailey, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain.
A customer focused and transformational supply chain leader, An Claes joins VF Corporation with an extensive Supply Chain career spanning 24 years, working in and leading teams across Logistics, Planning and Sourcing for various corporations such as Johnson & Johnson and Nike. Originally from Belgium, she has moved continents three times and lived in four different countries, including the Netherlands, and the United States.
“We are excited to have An join VF and our EMEA Supply Chain organization. Her extensive 24 years of supply chain experience coupled with her industry knowledge makes her the ideal person to lead this work. At the same time, we are excited to have Stuart join the Global Supply Chain team, where he will help VF streamline and enhance our work supporting our brands and delivering to our consumers.” commented Cameron Bailey.
An Claes will also join VF in EMEA as a member of the European Senior Leadership team, representing all aspects of the Supply Chain matrix. In her new role, she will deliver operational excellence while ensuring that the Supply Chain continues to support the evolution of the marketplace and respond to changing consumer needs and leveraging best practices across brands and functional areas with a continuous improvement mindset.
Martino Scabbia Guerrini, VF Corporation Executive Vice President, and President EMEA, APAC and Emerging Brands, said:
“We are delighted to welcome An to VF and to our leadership team in EMEA. Her impressive track record, leadership qualities, and commitment to innovation, sustainability, and diversity make her an ideal choice for this important role. We are confident that An will drive operational excellence and ensure that our supply chain remains agile and an enabler of profitable growth. We also want to express our sincere gratitude to Stuart for his tireless effort and outstanding performance during years of many disruptions and challenges to the supply chain operations and we look forward to continuing to work with him in his new global role.”
An Claes, commented:
“I am honored to join VF and its portfolio of iconic brands, and I look forward to working with the leadership team and with all the talented people in the EMEA region. I am committed to leveraging my experience and customer-first mindset to further enhance VF’s supply chain operations, drive innovation, delight our consumers and contribute to the continued success of the company.”
Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest active-lifestyle companies which connects people to the activities and experiences they cherish most through a portfolio of outdoor, active, workwear and streetwear brands including Vans®️, The North Face®️, Timberland®️ and Dickies®️. Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We connect this purpose with a relentless drive to succeed to create value for all stakeholders and use our company as a force for good. For more information, please visit vfc.com.
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