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Shuffle Board: New Presidents at Milliken, Canada Goose, Dollar General; Culp, Mad Engine Name SVPs

Culp

Culp Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of mattress fabrics for bedding and upholstery fabrics for residential and commercial furniture, named Teresa Huffman as senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Huffman has served as the senior vice president of human resources since 2018. She will continue to report to Iv Culp, president and CEO of Culp.

Huffman’s role involves oversight and management of the company’s global human resources structure, including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, training, workforce development, engagement, and retention, along with being a strategic advisor and member of the executive team who develops and executes human resources strategy in support of the company’s overall business plan.

Culp has manufacturing and sourcing operations located in has operations in North Carolina, Tennessee, Canada, Haiti, Asia, China, Vietnam and Turkey.

Textiles

Milliken

David Smith

Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company promoted David Smith to executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Textile Business.

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Stepping into this new role after more than 40 years with Milliken, Smith will oversee the company’s diverse textile portfolio. He moves into the position formerly held by Chad McAllister, after McAllister announced his move to a new opportunity serving a local nonprofit.

Smith most recently served as senior vice president of engineered performance products and nonwovens.

Milliken’s Textile Business unit encompasses seven main business lines and employs over 4,000 associates across the globe, including 27 manufacturing sites.

Brands

Canada Goose

Larry Li

Canada Goose appointed Larry Li as president, China.

In this role, Li will oversee all business activities in the Mainland China market, including commercial, marketing and finance. He will be based out of the company’s regional headquarters in Shanghai and report to Paul Cadman, president of Asia Pacific, Canada Goose.

Most recently, Le was managing director, China, at Dunhill, part of the Richemont Group, and was instrumental in the brand’s repositioning and new product direction.

Mainland China is home to Canada Goose’s largest retail network, with 16 stores.

Mad Engine

Kelly Schulman

Mad Engine announced that its senior vice president (SVP) of licensing, Cindy Levitt, is retiring at the end of 2022.

In 2019, Levitt joined Mad Engine, helping to drive the company’s content strategy, while overseeing negotiations with studios, musicians, artists and other IP holders, and assisting the executive team with managing licensor relationships.

Mad Engine has named Kelly Schulman as its new SVP of licensing. Schulman managed the licensing department at Fifth Sun prior to Mad Engine’s acquisition of the company in July 2021. In addition to these two internal changes, Mad Engine also promoted Jessica Jordan to vice president, reporting directly to Schulman.

Mad Engine is a global apparel and accessories company that caters to all genders and sizes across a full range of licensed, private label, branded, and influencer/celebrity products. With an evolving omnichannel distribution network, Mad Engine services direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, mass retail, mid-tier, department stores and specialty retail. Mad Engine has facilities dedicated to design, innovation, customer service, sales, sourcing, quality assurance, and distribution strategically located around the world.

Retail

Outdoor specialty retailer Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings announced that Nancy A. Walsh was appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Walsh will serve as an independent Class III director and as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the board.

Christopher Eastland provided his resignation to the board after serving for 13 years.

Walsh has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of LL Flooring Holdings Inc., a specialty retailer of hard-surface floorings, since September 2019.

Dollar General

Dollar General Corp. promoted John Garratt to president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective Sept. 1.

Previously CFO, as president Garratt will add responsibilities for the company’s strategic initiative relating to healthcare and its international expansion to Mexico. Garratt joined Dollar General in 2014 as senior vice president of finance and strategy and has served as executive vice president and CFO since December 2015.

Dollar General operated 18,566 stores in 47 states as of July 29.