DEARBORN, Mich., May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Carharttthe American premium workwear brand since 1889, today announced the appointment of Kerry Middlemas as Vice President of Business Planning. Middlemas joined Carhartt on April 11 and reports directly to Linda Hubbard, President and Chief Operating Officer of Carhartt.
In Middlemas’ role as Vice President of Business Planning, she is responsible for providing demand plans and inventory strategies for the global merchandise assortment and business unit segments. She will lead three departments: Demand Planning (Indirect and Direct), Merchandise and Inventory Planning, and Operations Planning. Middlemas will work closely with key cross-functional business partners to define and execute short and long term operational and strategic goals.
“With increased demand for our hard work gear, it’s more important than ever to ensure we have the inventory available to meet the needs of our consumers,” Hubbard said. “I am thrilled to welcome Kerry to our team and am excited about the valuable forecasting and planning contributions she will bring to our organization as we lead Carhartt to the next frontier.”
Middlemas joins Carhartt with extensive experience in planning and operations, including demand planning, inventory management, supply planning and customer service. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Forecasting and Planning at Tupperware Brands. Prior to that, she spent 17 years in senior roles at VF Corporation, working with The North Face and Nautica, among others. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
About Carhartt, Inc.
Founded in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium workwear brand with a rich heritage of developing tough products for workers on and off the job. Based at Dearborn, Michigan, with approximately 5,400 employees worldwide, Carhartt is a family business led by descendants of the company’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit www.carhartt.com.
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