GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
VF Corporation (VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced that Martin Schneider, Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) will retire at the end of 2017.
“Martin led VF’s Global Business Technology organization for more than 11 years, a period of tremendous business growth for VF and transformational change in retail through the rise of e-commerce and mobile shopping,” said Scott Roe, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “He and his teams successfully managed numerous large-scale projects that enabled VF and our brands to navigate rapid technological changes, while also ensuring that our associates have the tools and resources to work anywhere in the world.”
Roe continued, “Martin is a strong leader and a truly wonderful person. In addition to his service at VF, he has been equally dedicated to giving back to his local community through involvement with non-profit organizations and serving on several boards, in addition to teaching children ice hockey and how to skate. He will be missed at VF.”
Sandra Harris, Vice President, Global Business Technology, will succeed Schneider as Vice President & CIO, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Harris will work closely with Schneider throughout the rest of 2017 to ensure the successful transition of responsibilities. Harris also has been appointed to VF’s Senior Leadership Team.
Harris, an eight-year veteran of VF, previously served as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Global Supply Chain, Shared Services, and Direct-to-Consumer for VF. She has deep and diverse finance and business experience, and has been a key member of VF’s Global Business Technology leadership team.
Harris joined VF after 11 years in the construction products industry, notably with Wilsonart International where she was responsible for the Information Technology organization and held various leadership roles within finance and accounting. She began her career in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Clemson University. She also received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.
“Sandra brings an excellent balance of technology, finance and business acumen to the CIO position,” said Roe. “She is the ideal person to build on the successful foundation that Martin established and further elevate the use of technology to support VF’s global business growth objectives.”
VF’s Global Business Technology organization comprises more than 500 associates around the world who manage and maintain the technologies and information systems that power VF’s business and enable workforce productivity.
VF Corporation (VFC) outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit www.vfc.com.