Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation announced today that Frank Attwood has been promoted to managing director and senior vice president of global manufacturing effective immediately. Mr. Attwood will be responsible for further developing Polo's manufacturing division globally, to support the company's expansion in key international markets. In addition, he will work with Polo's distribution and information services divisions to implement integrated supply chain management strategies. Mr. Attwood reports to Doug Williams, group president of global business development, and will be based in Hong Kong. He replaces John Cox who has left Polo to pursue other interests.
"I'm pleased that Frank has been promoted to managing director and senior vice president of global manufacturing. His proven track record and skilled leadership will be of great value to Polo as we continue the development and rollout of our global logistics management strategy," Doug Williams, group president, global business development.
Most recently, Mr. Attwood was vice president of manufacturing for Polo Ralph Lauren. He has held a number of management positions in production and distribution and has effectively served the interdependent needs of Polo's many operating business units during his 11 years with the company. In addition, he led the manufacturing division's efforts in improving efficiencies and bottom line contributions.
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 30 years, Polo's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include "Polo," "Polo by Ralph Lauren," "Polo Sport," "Ralph Lauren," "RALPH," "Lauren," "Polo Jeans Co.," "Chaps," and "Club Monaco" among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.