Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing CompanyÂ®, announces the hiring of Gary DeGaetano as Vice President, Direct To Consumer.
DeGaetano will be responsible for managing the catalog and Internet business and the Woolrich retail operations, including all stores. He will report directly to Brian Mangione, Executive Vice President.
â€œGary brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to our team and will be a great asset as we build upon the successes of our catalog, Internet, and retail divisions,â€ said Mangione.
DeGaetano joins Woolrich from Redcats, USA, where over thirty years he held various positions of increased responsibility, including most recently Vice President/Brand Manager, Jessica London/BC Outlet. Redcats USA is a $1.8 billion company with catalog, Internet, and retail operations that specialize in apparel, home and kitchen products and sporting goods.
â€œWoolrich is a terrific brand that resonates so well with consumers, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity further build its direct to consumer business,â€ said DeGaetano.
Gary and his wife Mary Ann will be relocating to Woolrich from Massapequa, NY.
Woolrich Inc., the Original Outdoor Clothing Company, is an authentic American brand that embraces an outdoor lifestyle. Trusted since 1830 by generations of loyal consumers, Woolrich continues its tradition of providing quality products for today's outdoor enthusiast. A brand recognized worldwide, Woolrich product offerings include functional, comfortable and durable men's and women's sportswear and outerwear using innovative fabrications for the ultimate in performance capabilities, well-designed home and outdoor living products, and licensed accessory products. In 2010, Woolrich celebrates its 180th Anniversary. It is the original and longest continuously-operating outdoor apparel manufacturer and woolen mill in the United States. Find out more at www.woolrich.com.