Key Hires at Hyosung, Unifi, Black Diamond
Hyosung has hired industry veteran Claire O’Neill as its new European marketing manager, and appointed Hyosung veteran Julia Nam, in her new role within the company, as U.S. marketing manager. O’Neill, based in the UK, has deep experience in the intimates, swim and global textile markets. She joins Hyosung from The Lycra Company, where she was most recently EMEA brand communications manager, and previously, EMEA marketing segment manager lingerie, underwear and swimwear at Invista. Nam, who most recently served as Hyosung marketing manager, intimates and swim, held many managerial roles with the company based in Seoul over her 19-year career with the company. As U.S. marketing manager based in New York City, Nam will identify business opportunities and develop customized textile solutions with U.S. brands and retailers.
Unifi has added two new additions to its leadership team to help further the company’s sustainability goals. James Cooper Jr. comes onboard Unifi as sustainability manager, and Sara Porter has been named brand sales manager of global business development, nonwovens, films and rigid packaging. Cooper brings more than 10 years of sustainability experience to the table and will effort the first formal sustainability strategy focusing on engagement, disclosure, investment and innovation. He previously served as Sustainability Manager for Global Brands Group. Porter brings more than 20 years of experience in the hygiene and packaging industries. She’ll be working with brands on REPREVE and Premium Value Added products to help tell a sustainability story and promote a sustainable lifestyle for the personal care and packaging industries.
Black Diamond has named Anthony Rivera as the company’s business unit director for its apparel category. Rivera has technical apparel expertise as the former senior manager of merchandising for Arc’teryx and arrives at a time when BD’s apparel program is experiencing momentum and the collection expanding to meet the needs of climbers, backcountry skiers/riders and trail runners. Rivera joins Black Diamond as an omni channel manager with over 12 years of knowledge buying, merchandising, team building. His background includes global merchandise manager at Burton and business unit manager and director of operations & strategy at Outerknown.