HanesBrands, the parent of Champion, Hanes and Gear for Sports, announced Robert F. Moran, former chairman and chief executive officer of PetSmart, Inc., has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Moran, 62, whose term runs until the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders, will serve on the board’s audit committee. With Moran’s appointment, the Hanes board has 10 members.
Moran had a successful four-decade international career in the retail industry, retiring last month from PetSmart, the country’s largest specialty pet retailer. He led PetSmart as chief executive officer since 2009 and was chief operating officer from 2001 to 2009.
“We are delighted to have Bob join our board with his wealth of retail leadership experience and a strong finance background,” Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll said. “Bob’s successful international career and North American retail experience will be assets to our company.”
Moran has held various leadership or finance roles with PetSmart; Toys “R” Us, Inc.; Sears, Roebuck and Co.; and Galerias Preciados, the second-largest department store chain in Spain. In addition to the United States and Spain, he has led retail operations in Canada and Mexico. He is director of GNC Holdings, Inc. and USA Track & Field Foundation and is a former board director and audit committee member of Collective Brands, Inc. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from Villanova University in Radnor Township, Pa.
HanesBrands brands include: Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, barely there, Wonderbra and Gear for Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear.