Company of the Year
Mike Faircloth, Group President, Global Operations, accepting
HanesBrands, based in Winston-Salem,
N.C., is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic
innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and
Asia-Pacific. The company sells its products under some of the world’s
strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Bonds, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bras N Things, Nur Die/Nur Der,Alternative, L’eggs, JMS/Just My Size, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei and Gear for Sports.
The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks,
hosiery, and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global
supply chain. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 stock
Index (NYSE: HBI), Hanes has approximately 61,000 employees in more than
Mike Faircloth has served as HanesBrands, President, Chief Supply Chain and Information Technology Officer since December 2010 and leads global manufacturing across more than 23 countries with more than 65,000 employees.
Faircloth is responsible for all aspects of the global supply chain and related support functions, including manufacturing, research and product development, quality, logistics, procurement, engineering and energy management.
He has spearheaded the company’s extensive worldwide energy management program that has garnered Hanes nine back-to-back U.S. EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year Awards 2010 through 2018. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Global Operations Officer, Faircloth served as Hanes Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Support from October 2009 to November 2010; as Vice President, Supply Chain Support from March 2009 to September 2009; and as Vice President, Engineering and Quality from July 2006 to March 2009. Faircloth, who joined the organization in 1997, has more than 30 years of supply chain management. Faircloth holds a BA Economics Degree from Elon University and is an alumni of the Wharton School of business, University of Pennsylvania, AMP 2013.