Paul R. Charron – Independent Director
Mr. Charron has been a management consultant since 2007. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., a global fashion company, from 1996 to 2006 and was President and Chief Executive Officer in 1995 and Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer in 1994. Before joining Liz Claiborne Inc., Mr. Charron held executive positions with each of V.F. Corporation (between 1988 and 1994), Brown & Bigelow (between 1983 and 1987) and Cannon Mills Company (between 1981 and 1983), after beginning his business career in positions with The Procter & Gamble Company (1971 to 1978) and General Foods Corporation (1979 to 1981). Mr. Charron served as a director of Campbell Soup Company from 2003 to 2015 and as Chairman of its board of directors from 2009 to 2015. He served as Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Charron has also been a member of Escada SE’s (Germany) Supervisory Board since 2013.
Mr. Charron brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience in a number of critical areas, including leadership, strategic management and corporate strategy. Mr. Charron also brings to the Board of Directors valuable experience with global consumer product companies. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2016.