Thanks, I knew he was there. I had not seen that article. It did not mention that he lost over 50 million while he was at Tandy and has devastated many peoples lives. He should be in the unemployment line like where he put so many others. The board of directors should be there too for not replacing him.
I have not had a chance to go to Walmart but maybe this weekend. Also, They are required my law to have an annual meeting with shareholders. They can't delay much longer...
McGeachy came to Soffe from Texas-based Tandy Brands Accessories, where he was chairman, CEO and president. He'd been hired five years earlier to help the leather accessories maker regain its footing after years of losses and dropping sales. Before that, he was an executive at VF Corp. of Greensboro and at Russell Corp., a Kentucky-based manufacturer of sporting goods and sportswear. He also had worked at Accenture and Hanes.
McGeachy, who's 45, said he was happy at Tandy, where he oversaw years of cost-cutting and pursued growth through licensing partnerships. The company is still struggling. But when the Soffe job was offered, he jumped at the chance to return to North Carolina. He's a native of Winston-Salem, and, before moving to Texas, he and his family lived in Greensboro.
"The most important reason is I'm back at home," he said.
McGeachy said he also relished the chance to work again with Steven E. Cochran, Delta's president and chief operating officer. The two had worked together at VF Corp.
If I can see where we've been maybe I can figure out where we are?
It’s 7:30 a.m., and he’s already been up a couple hours to put his body through a 45-minute “boot camp” workout that he and a few buddies engage in a few times a week. They don’t employ a trainer or coach to plot out their circuit of calisthenics and running, instead rotating those duties among themselves.
“When it’s your time to lead—because you’re calling out the exercises and counting the reps and all that—it’s amazing how much more tired you get, you know, because you’re talking and exercising,” he says. “I was thinking about it, and every day at the office is like boot camp—leading it makes it that much more tiring.”
McGeachy has spent most of his career in the apparel business, with companies like Hanes, Russell Athletic, and VF (which owns many brands, including North Face and Wrangler). He was happy working in his native North Carolina when he got “cold-called” four years ago to come lead a turnaround at Tandy Brands. The leather accessories maker had seen years of weaker sales and quarterly losses when he joined the company in late 2008.
“It was too good an opportunity to pass up,” he says.