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by Stephen Garner
Tom Glaser

Tapestry, Inc., the parent company of Coach, Kate Spade, and more, has named Thomas A. Glaser chief operations officer, effective July 15th.

Glaser will have responsibility across the end-to-end supply chain and the information technology backbone for Tapestry and its brands with functional oversight including product development and manufacturing resources, distribution, logistics, replenishment, ecommerce fulfillment and IT. He will report directly to the company’s chief executive officer, Victor Luis.

Glaser joins Tapestry from VF Corporation, where he most recently held the position of vice president of VF Corporation and president of supply chain, responsible for the oversight of all of the company’s global manufacturing, sourcing and operations.

Glaser joined VF in 2001 as managing director of VF Asia Ltd Sourcing in Hong Kong, where he played a key role in further diversifying and expanding VF’s global sourcing network in support of the company’s growing portfolio of brands. In 2006, Glaser was named president of supply chain of Europe/Asia. In 2010, he was promoted to vice president of Global Operations, a role that he held until being appointed to his most recent position as president of supply chain in January 2012.

Prior to joining VF, Glaser served as vice president of sourcing and operations for various brands of Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH). He began his career at PVH, where he held sales and sourcing management positions within the company’s North America and Asia divisions.

“Tom’s leadership and outstanding operational track record at global multi-brand fashion companies make him an excellent addition to the Tapestry leadership team,” said Luis. “He is very well regarded for his strategic focus, team leadership, strong analytical and technical skills and exceptional business acumen. His experience in managing and transforming complex supply chains to deal with the endless innovation required by successful consumer franchises make him uniquely qualified to build upon the foundation that we’ve already created at Tapestry and I am looking forward to partnering closely with him in support of all our brands. Tom’s operational stewardship will be invaluable as we execute our long- term strategic plan.”

“Tapestry is an exceptional company with brands I’ve long admired, a history of authenticity and craftsmanship and a culture based on values that truly resonate with me,” added Glaser. “I look forward to contributing to its continued operational excellence and partnering with the entire team.”