Mechanix Wear names Michael Hale CEO
Former CEO James Hale assumes titles of Founder and Chairman of the Board.
Mechanix Wear's Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Brand Manager, Michael Hale as the new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO James Hale will assume the role of Founder and Chairman of the Board. The corporate restructuring at Mechanix Wear, Inc. also includes the appointment of former President, Bari Waalk, to Chief Operating Officer where he will focus on tactical operations within the organization.
As Chairman of the Board, James Hale will continue to service the brand with his unique insight and inspiration which grew Mechanix Wear to what it is today. The decision comes after leading the global glove brand for 25 years since its inception in 1991. Today, Mechanix Wear looks to the future.
“I’m proud and energized to say it’s the perfect time at Mechanix Wear to name Michael CEO,” states former CEO James Hale. “For many years, Michael has been the driving force leading change and serious growth within Mechanix Wear. His strategic decision- making and intense focus on future growth of the brand has produced impressive results for Mechanix Wear. He possesses the unique ability to translate his vision and strategy into outstanding execution.
"During his 11 years of service, Michael has garnered immense respect with his ability to inspire and energize employees. Michael is a champion of the brand and a strong leader who will move the company forward at the pace needed to achieve powerful growth.”
As Brand Manager, Michael Hale was responsible for Mechanix Wear’s product design, development and manufacturing, including supply chain management and marketing initiatives. As Chief Executive Officer, Michael will focus on leading and defining the Company vision while also championing global growth of the Mechanix Wear Brand.
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