Edition:
United Kingdom

Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL.TO)

GIL.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

41.96CAD
12 Nov 2018
Change (% chg)

$0.18 (+0.43%)
Prev Close
$41.78
Open
$41.61
Day's High
$42.20
Day's Low
$41.51
Volume
311,598
Avg. Vol
595,233
52-wk High
$42.44
52-wk Low
$33.03

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Anderson

68 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Glenn Chamandy

57 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Hoffman

2018 President - Sales, Marketing and Distribution

Rhodri Harries

54 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Benito Masi

2017 President - Manufacturing

Lindsay Matthews

2011 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Donald Berg

62 2015 Independent Director

Maryse Bertrand

59 Independent Director

Marcello Caira

64 2018 Independent Director

Shirley Cunningham

58 2017 Independent Director

Russell Goodman

65 2010 Independent Director

George Heller

70 2009 Independent Director

Charles Herington

58 Independent Director

Craig Leavitt

57 Independent Director

Anne Martin-Vachon

56 2015 Independent Director

Gonzalo Valdes-Fauli

72 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Anderson

Mr. William D. Anderson serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Gildan Activewear Inc. He has had a career as a business leader in Canada spanning over thirty years. Mr. Anderson joined the Bell Canada organization in 1992, where from 1998 to 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Anderson served as President of BCE Ventures, the strategic investment unit of BCE Inc. and, from 2001 to 2007, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada International Inc., a subsidiary of BCE Inc. formed to invest in telecommunications operations outside Canada. Prior to joining the Bell Canada organization, Mr. Anderson was in public practice for nearly twenty years with the accounting firm KPMG LLP, where he was a partner for eleven years. Mr. Anderson also serves on the Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and energy marketing firm, where he is a member of the Human Resources Committee and the Governance and Environment Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial Inc. an international financial services organization, where he is also the Chairman of the Audit and Conduct Review Committee as well as a member of the Risk Review Committee. Mr. Anderson was educated at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Glenn Chamandy

Mr. Glenn J. Chamandy serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is one of the founders of the Company and has devoted his entire career to building Gildan into an industry leader. Mr. Chamandy has been involved in various textile and apparel businesses for over thirty years. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004, the position which he currently holds. Mr. Chamandy served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Gildan.

Michael Hoffman

Mr. Michael R. Hoffman serves as as President,- Sales, Marketing and Distribution of the company. Mr. Hoffman joined Gildan in October 1997. He served as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for the international division until his appointment as President of Printwear in February 2001. Mr. Hoffman has over 30 years of experience in apparel sales and marketing. He provides strategic direction and leadership for the Company’s sales and marketing groups in the Printwear division. As announced in February 2018, Mr. Hoffman has been appointed President, Sales, Marketing and Distribution and now oversees Printwear and Branded Apparel operating segments, which have been combined into a single consolidated operating structure

Rhodri Harries

Mr. Rhodri J. Harries serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Gildan Activewear Inc. He joined Gildan in August 2015 as its Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Gildan, Mr. Harries served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan since 2014, where previously he held the position of Chief Commercial Officer from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Harries joined Alcan in Montréal in 2004 as the Vice President and Corporate Treasurer and remained with the company following its acquisition by Rio Tinto in 2007. Prior to joining Alcan, Mr. Harries spent 15 years in North America, Asia and Europe with General Motors, where he held successive positions of increasing responsibility in corporate finance, treasury and business development. He is accountable for the Company’s financial management as well as overseeing corporate development and corporate affairs, information technology, legal affairs, corporate communications and the corporate human resources groups.

Benito Masi

Mr. Benito A. Masi serves as President - Manufacturing of the company. Mr. Masi has been involved in apparel manufacturing in North America for over 30 years. He joined Gildan in 1986, and since then has held various positions in the Company. He was appointed Vice-President, Apparel Manufacturing in February 2001. In August 2004, he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Apparel Manufacturing and his title was changed to Executive Vice-President, Manufacturing in January 2005. In conjunction with the consolidation of the Printwear and Branded Apparel operating segments, Mr. Masi's title has been changed to President, Manufacturing. Mr. Masi is responsible for the strategic and operational performance of the Company’s worldwide manufacturing facilities and supply chain.

Lindsay Matthews

Ms. Lindsay Matthews serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Gildan Activewear Inc. She joined Gildan in November 2004 as Director, Legal Affairs and was appointed Corporate Secretary in February 2005. Prior to joining Gildan, Ms. Matthews practiced law for seven years at Ogilvy Renault in the areas of corporate and securities law.

Donald Berg

Mr. Donald G. Berg serves as Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer at Comfy Cow LLC, a privately held Louisville, Kentucky-based purveyor of specialty gourmet ice cream through its chain of retail shops as well as in fine grocery stores in the Midwest. Mr. Berg retired in April 2014 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Brown-Forman Corporation, a U.S. based producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands and one of the largest companies in the global wine and spirits industry. Mr. Berg’s career at Brown-Forman Corporation spanned over 25 years, where he held various executive positions including as President of its Advancing Markets Group, President of Brown-Forman Spirits Americas, the company’s largest operating group, head of its corporate development and strategy functions and director of its mergers and acquisitions group. Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Mr. Berg has had a wide variety of finance, sales and marketing roles with respected national and international firms after beginning his career as a certified chartered public accountant with Ernst & Whinney. Mr. Berg is also a member of the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation, a publicly-held media and marketing company, where he is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration from Augustana College in Illinois.

Maryse Bertrand

Ms. Maryse Bertrand serves as Independent Director of the company. Following a 35 year career in law and business, Maryse Bertrand is an advisor in governance and risks and a corporate director. Ms. Bertrand is currently a member of the Board of Directors of National Bank of Canada, Canada’s sixth largest retail and commercial bank, and the Board of Directors of Metro Inc., a leader in the grocery and pharmaceutical distribution sectors in Canada. She chairs the Bank’s Conduct Review and Governance Committee and is a member of its Human Resources Committee. She is also a member of the Governance and Nominating and Audit Committees of Metro. From 2016 to 2017, she was Strategic Advisor and Counsel to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, in matters of risk and governance. From 2009 to 2015, she was VicePresident, Real Estate Services, Legal Services and General Counsel at CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s public broadcaster, where she also chaired the National Crisis Management Committee and the Board of Directors of ArTV, a specialty channel. Prior to 2009, she was a partner of Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg LLP, where she specialized in M&A and corporate finance, and served on the firm’s National Management Committee. Ms. Bertrand is also a member of the Board of Governors of McGill University where she is Vice-Chair of the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility and a member of the Human Resources Committee. She was named as Advocatus emeritus (Ad. E.) in 2007 by the Quebec Bar in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the legal profession. Mrs. Bertrand has a law degree from McGill University and a Master in Risk Management from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Marcello Caira

Mr. Marcello Caira serves as Independent Director of the company. Marc Caira is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a multinational quick service restaurant company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Hydro One Limited, an electricity transmission and distribution services provider, where he sits on the Nominating, Corporate Governance, Public Policy & Regulatory Committee and the Human Resources Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Minto Group, a private real estate developer. Mr. Caira is also on the Board of Governors of Seneca College, a leading post-secondary educational institution. Previously, Mr. Caira was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tim Hortons Inc., a multinational fast food restaurant, from 2013 to 2014, and he was also a member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S.A. in Switzerland, a transnational food and beverage company, and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Professional. Mr. Caira holds an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management from Seneca College, Toronto and is a graduate of the Director Program at The International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Shirley Cunningham

Ms. Shirley Elizabeth Cunningham serves as Independent Director of the company. Shirley E. Cunningham is Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Ag Business and Enterprise Strategy, for CHS Inc, a global energy, grains and foods company. Prior to joining CHS Inc. in 2013, she was the Chief Information Officer for Monsanto Company and has more than 25 years of global experience in information technology and business management. Ms. Cunningham currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kemira Oyj, a Finnish-based global chemicals company providing innovative and sustainable solutions for improving water, energy and raw material efficiencies, and Ventura Foods, LLC, which produces vegetable oil-based products, such as packaged frying oils, margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressings and other food products. She received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008.

Russell Goodman

Mr. Russell Goodman serves as Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. Mr. Goodman is a corporate director of public, private and not-for-profit companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Metro Inc., a leader in grocery and pharmaceutical distribution in Canada, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and the Board of Directors of Northland Power Inc., a leading global independent power producer, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Goodman spent his business career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP until his retirement in 2011. From 1998 to 2011, he was the Managing Partner of various business units across Canada and the Americas and also held global leadership roles in the services and transportation industry sectors. Mr. Goodman is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants and a holder of the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

George Heller

Mr. George J. Heller serves as Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He has had a career as a business leader in the retail sector that spans over forty years. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Heller served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s largest diversified general merchandise retailer, operating more than 600 retail outlets in Canada under four banners: the Bay, Zellers, Home Outfitters and Fields. Prior to that, Mr. Heller was President and Chief Executive Officer of Zellers, the mass merchandise retailer of the Hudson’s Bay Company and a leading Canadian mass merchandise department store. Mr. Heller has also held a number of other key positions in the retail industry, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kmart Canada, discount department stores, President, North America & Europe of Bata Industries Ltd. an international footwear manufacturer, and Executive Vice-President of Woodwards Department Stores, a department store chain. Mr. Heller also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Commonwealth Games and was the President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Games of Canada Foundation, a fundraising organization for amateur athletes. Mr. Heller also serves on the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a not-for-profit think-tank on Canada’s relations with Asia, where he is Chair of the Investment Committee. Mr. Heller has acted since 2008 as Honorary Consul General of Thailand and as Honorary Trade Advisor to the Government of Thailand since 2000. Mr. Heller has received Honorary Doctorates from Ryerson University and the University of Victoria.

Charles Herington

Mr. Charles M. Herington serves as Independent Director of the company. Charles M. Herington serves, since August 2013, as Chief Operating Officer, Vice-Chairman and President of Global Operations at Zumba Fitness LLC, worldwide a provider of dance fitness classes. He sits on the Board of Directors of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a multinational brewing company, where he sits on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and the Audit Committee, and was previously on the Board of Directors of its predecessor company, Adolph Coors Company, since 2003. Mr. Herington also sits on the Board of Directors of Klox Technologies, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, where he is Chair of the Compensation Committee and sits on the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors of Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of household products, where he sits on the Corporate Governance Committee, the Board of Directors of Pronto Insurance, and the Board of Directors of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Mr. Herington also served on the Board of Directors of NII Holding (Nextel International(16)), one of the world’s leading providers of fully integrated mobile communication services, between 2003 and 2015, where he served as Chair of the Compensation Committee and sat on the Corporate Governance Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Advo, Inc., a direct mail marketing services company, from 2005 to 2007, where he sat on the Audit Committee. From March 2006 to September 2012, Mr. Herington served as Executive Vice-President of Developing and Emerging Markets Group (Latin America, Asia Pacific and Central & Eastern Europe) at Avon Products Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of beauty related products. From 1999 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of America Online (AOL) Latin America, Inc. From 1997 to 1999, he served as President of the Latin America division of Revlon.

Craig Leavitt

Mr. Craig Ansel Leavitt serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Leavitt is a corporate director of public, private and not-for-profit companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., a global, interactive retail destination for creating customizable stuffed animals, where he is Non-Executive Chair, and a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, and the Board of Directors of Crate & Barrel, an industry-leading home furnishings specialty retailer. Mr. Leavitt served as Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade & Company, from 2014 to 2017, overseeing all aspects of the kate spade new york and Jack Spade businesses and was a member of Kate Spade's Board of Directors. He first joined Kate Spade in 2008 as Co-President and Chief Operating Officer and was named Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Mr. Leavitt led the successful $2.4 billion divestiture of Kate Spade & Company to Coach, Inc. in 2017 and integrated his team into the new company. Previously, Mr. Leavitt was President of Global Retail at Link Theory Holdings, a company that manufactures and sells contemporary clothing and accessories for men and women. At Link Theory Holdings, Mr. Leavitt was responsible for merchandising, operations, planning, allocation and real estate for the Theory and Helmut Lang retail businesses. He also spent several years at Diesel, an Italian retail clothing company, where he was most recently Executive Vice-President of Sales and Retail, and he spent 16 years at Polo Ralph Lauren, known for its clothing, marketing and distribution of products in apparel, home accessories and fragrances, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice-President of Retail Concepts. Mr. Leavitt holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin & Marshall College.

Anne Martin-Vachon

Ms. Anne E. Martin-Vachon serves as Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. She is currently a consultant in the beauty and cosmetics industry, with a focus on strategy, brand management and expanding international markets. Prior to this, Ms. Martin-Vachon was Chief Merchandising, Planning and Programming Officer at HSN, Inc., a leading interactive multi-channel entertainment and lifestyle retailer that operates two business segments, HSN and Cornerstone. Before joining HSN, Ms. Martin-Vachon held various executive positions in the consumer packaged goods and retail industry, including as Chief Marketing Officer at Nordstrom, Inc., a leading fashion specialty retailer operating 293 stores in 38 U.S. states, Chief Executive Officer at Lise Watier Cosmétiques, Inc., a Canadian-based beauty and skincare company, and Chief Marketing Officer at Bath & Body Works, LLC, which operates retail stores for personal care products. Ms. Martin-Vachon began her career at The Procter & Gamble Company, where she spent more than twenty years in a variety of leadership positions across the company’s portfolio of beauty, personal care and household brands. She is on the Board of Governors of Cosmetic Executive Women, a beauty industry organization. Ms. Martin-Vachon holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration at the University of Québec in Trois-Rivières.

Gonzalo Valdes-Fauli

Mr. Gonzalo F. Valdes-Fauli serves as Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of BroadSpan Capital LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in financial advisory services. Mr. Valdes-Fauli retired from Barclays Bank PLC, a major UK-based global bank, in 2001, where he held the position of Vice-Chairman, Barclays Capital, and Group Chief Executive Officer, Latin America. Mr. Valdes-Fauli also serves on the Board of Directors of The Blue Foundation, a health insurance provider wholly owned by The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, and was Chairman of the Board of Republic Bank of Dominican Republic, a financial services provider, until November 2007. He is Trustee Emeritus of the University of Miami and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Valdes-Fauli holds a Master’s Degree in international finance from Thunderbird Graduate School for International Management.