Mar 08, 2018, 08:34 ET
DALLAS, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Americas Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) has appointed Tony Anzovino, chief sourcing and merchandising officer at Dallas-based Haggar Clothing Co., as its 2018 president.
AAPN is the international trade association that connects the entire textile and apparel supply chain of the Western Hemisphere, with more than 200 members that include some of the most prominent brands, companies and manufacturers in the industry.
Anzovino has led product development, sourcing and licensing teams at Haggar since 2012 and is an apparel industry veteran with nearly 20 years' experience in manufacturing, sourcing and technical development. He has served on the AAPN Executive Board since 2015 and was vice president before being appointed president in 2018.
"AAPN is the most important and active organization representing the interests of the apparel supply chain in the U.S. and throughout Central America, and I look forward to continuing and strengthening its mission to support and inform members," said Anzovino. "I appreciate the vote of confidence from the organization, and the support of Haggar, which is a longtime member."
"Tony's appointment as AAPN president is a significant accomplishment and a well-deserved recognition of his deep understanding of our industry and his leadership position within it," said Haggar Chief Executive Officer Michael Stitt. "We know that AAPN will benefit from his skills and knowledge just as Haggar has and continues to benefit, and we congratulate him on this honor."
During Anzovino's tenure at Haggar, the brand has been recognized with multiple honors, including receiving a Repreve Champions of Sustainability award and being named the nation's No. 1-selling dress pant brand style and No. 1-selling casual pant style by NPD Group Inc.'s Retail Tracking Service.*
*Rankings based on the NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service/POS Sales Data, Unit Rank, Continental U.S. Department Store/National Chain Channel, Quarterly Data: Q1, Q2 and Q3 data from 2017; Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 data from 2016; and Q4 data from 2015.
About Haggar Clothing Co.
Since its beginnings in a one-room office in Dallas in 1926, Haggar Clothing Co. has grown from a manufacturer of men's fine dress pants and slacks into one of the most recognized apparel brands in the market. For eight consecutive quarters, Haggar has produced both the No. 1-selling dress pant style, the E-CLO™ Dress Pant, and the No. 1-selling casual pant style in America, the Premium No Iron Khaki. Haggar coined the term "slacks" in 1938 and has continued to lead menswear innovation and technology for over 90 years. In 2018, the brand received an inaugural REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability award for using over 10 million recycled plastic bottles in its E-CLO line. The brand is sold at Kohl's, JCPenney, Macy's, Target and Belk, as well as at Haggar Direct stores and on www.Haggar.com.
Founded in 1981, Americas Apparel Producers' Network is the only true end-to-end supply chain organization in the industry and the only organization overlaying the apparel industry of the Western Hemisphere. Based in Atlanta, AAPN has over 200 members in North America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia and Europe. It provides industry insights that affect the apparel supply chain "from the dirt to the shirt" and the non-competitive, trusting transfer of ongoing research and knowledge to keep members apprised of issues affecting the industry as a whole. More information is available at www.aapnetwork.net.
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SOURCE Haggar Clothing Co.
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