Tapestry names Tom Glaser as chief operations officer

Tapestry, Inc. has named Thomas A. Glaser as chief operations officer, effective July 15, 2019.


Tapestry's new chief operations officer, Thomas A. Glaser. - Tapestry

In his new role, Glaser will have responsibility across the end-to-end supply chain and information technology at Tapestry and its brands with functional oversight including product development and manufacturing resources, distribution, logistics, replenishment, e-commerce fulfillment and IT. He will report to the company’s chief executive officer, Victor Luis.

Glaser joins Tapestry from VF Corporation, where he most recently served as vice president, VF Corporation and president, supply chain. In those roles, he was responsible for the oversight of all of the company’s global manufacturing, sourcing and operations. Glaser first joined VF in 2001 as managing director, VF Asia Ltd Sourcing in Hong Kong. Throughout his time with the Greensboro-based company, Glaser also served as president, supply chain, Europe/Asia and vice president, global operations, before being appointed as president, supply chain, in January 2012.

Prior to joining VF, Glaser served as vice president of sourcing and operations for a variety of PVH brands.

“[Glaser’s] leadership and outstanding operational track record at global multi-brand fashion companies make him an excellent addition to the Tapestry leadership team,” Luis said in a press statement. “His experience in managing and transforming complex supply chains...make him uniquely qualified to build upon the foundation that we’ve already created at Tapestry.”

Headquartered in New York’s Hudson Yards, Tapestry’s portfolio includes brands like Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Earlier this month, the company beat Wall Street estimates for third-quarter profit on better-than-expected sales of Coach and Kate Spade handbags, and announced a $1 billion share buyback program, sending its shares up 12 percent.

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