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Shuffle Board: Hyosung Names Marketing Managers; New Directors at L Brands, Hibbett, Walt Disney

Textiles

Hyosung

To support its continued business growth and global expansion strategy, Hyosung has hired industry veteran Claire O’Neill as its new European marketing manager, and appointed Hyosung veteran Julia Nam as U.S. marketing manager, a new role within the company.

O’Neill, who is based in the U.K., joins Hyosung from The Lycra Company, where she was most recently EMEA brand communications manager and previously, EMEA marketing segment manager for lingerie, underwear and swimwear at former Lycra Co. parent Invista.

Hyosung hired Claire O’Neill and Julie Nam as European and U.S. marketing managers, respectively; Mimaki named an EMEA product manager.

Julia Nam

At Hyosung, O’Neill will work with the company’s European marketing team in the promotion of Hyosung’s specialty fibers and fabrics to targeted brand and retail accounts. Additionally, O’Neill will manage joint development and promotional programs with key industry partners.

Nam, whose most recent position with Hyosung was marketing manager for intimates and swim, has held many managerial roles over her 19-year career with the Seoul-based company. As U.S. marketing manager based in New York, Nam will identify business opportunities and develop customized textile solutions to help U.S. brands and retailers.

Hyosung is a comprehensive fiber manufacturer that produces products, providing innovation and solutions to the textile industry. Hyosung’s Creora spandex is the world’s largest spandex brand, supplying the broadest range of stretch fiber offerings, as well as Mipan nylon and specialty polyester providing functional and sustainable fiber solutions.

Mimaki

Mimaki, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, announced that long-standing employee Mark Sollman will be appointed to the role of product manager, EMEA, on July 1.

Sollman has been with Mimaki for more than 15 years and his extensive knowledge of the business and its diverse product portfolio makes him the clear choice for this management position.

Sollman will succeed Bert Benckhuysen, who, after four years with Mimaki, has decided to take on a new challenge as business development director at Colourama. A valued Mimaki customer, Sollman was previously production manager at the Polish textile printer.

Retail

L Brands

L Brands Inc. appointed J.K. Symancyk as an independent member of its board of directors. With this addition, the board now consists of 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent and six of whom are women, including the chair.

Symancyk has served as PetSmart president and CEO, and a member of the company’s board since June 2018.

L Brands, through Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret and Pink, operates 2,681 company-operated specialty stores in the United States, Canada and Greater China, in more than 700 franchised locations worldwide and through its websites worldwide.

Hibbett Sports

Hibbett Sports Inc. appointed Linda Hubbard to the company’s board of directors.

Following the retirement of Jane Aggers, the appointment maintains the size of the board at 10. Hubbard will serve on the Audit Committee and her tenure expires at the 2022 Annual Stockholders Meeting.

Hubbard is president and chief operating officer of Carhartt Inc., an apparel manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer that makes Carhartt-branded products that are sourced and sold globally.

Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., is an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1,071 Hibbett Sports and City Gear specialty stores located in 35 states.

Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company board of directors announced the election of two new directors–Amy Chang, veteran technology executive, and Calvin McDonald, CEO of Lululemon Athletica.

Chang serves on the boards of Procter & Gamble and Marqeta. From 2018 to 2020, she served as executive vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Collaboration business, leading its videoconferencing, cloud calling, contact center, video device and phones businesses.

McDonald joined Lululemon in August 2018 as CEO and is a member of its board. Previously, he was president and CEO of Sephora Americas, a division of the LVMH group of luxury brands, from 2013 to 2018.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes Disney Parks, Experiences and Products; Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, and three content groups–Studios, General Entertainment and Sports.

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