Renfro Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and selling of branded and private label legwear products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stan Jewell as CEO and President. Stan succeeds Bud Kilby, who retired after 26 years with the Company. Bud will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.
Stan brings 26 years of global textile and apparel leadership experience spanning a variety of industries He most recently served as the President of VF Corporation’s Central & South America Operations, headquartered in Santiago, Chile.
“Stan has an impressive track record of delivering exceptional growth and profitability in the organizations he has led. He is a strong innovative leader and is uniquely qualified to lead the Company in its continued growth,” said Tom Wall, on behalf of Renfro Corporation’s Board of Directors.
“I am so excited to be joining Renfro, an organization with a rich history of success and one that is so respected within its industry,” Stan said in a statement. “I have witnessed a vast amount of talent and capabilities within the Company that we will leverage for continued success.”
Based in Mount Airy, North Carolina, Renfro has locations in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, New York, California, Mexico, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and Europe. The Company holds the exclusive sock license to many leading brands including Fruit of the Loom, Polo Ralph Lauren, New Balance, Dr. Scholl’s, Carhartt, Russell, Keds, Sperry, Vera Bradley and Merrell. The Company also owns its own brands including KBell, Hot Sox and Copper Sole.
Corporate contact: Dave Dinkins, Executive Vice President and CFO or Dave Green, VP of Human Resources