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WPS adds Warthen to sourcing team

WEST POINT, Ga. — WestPoint Stevens has named Caroline Diamond Warthen as director, global product procurement, effective Feb. 3.

Previously, Warthen was bed product manager, department stores, from 1997 through November 2003.

In this new role, she will provide global vendor and category development across a multiple vendor and country base, including assistance in creating selected ‘in-country’ staff responsibilities," said senior vice president, global sourcing, William T. Walker, to whom she will report.

"Initially focused on bed products in coordination with both sourced development and operations areas, she will analyze vendor pricing, capabilities, capacities, quota constraints and service opportunities, as well as develop potential alliances and partnerships," he added.

Warthen joined the company in 1995 as an account manager in Dallas until 1997. Before coming to WestPoint Stevens, she held merchandising and sales posts at CHF, The Bombay Company and Pillowtex.

She will be based at WestPoint’s Clemson, S.C., complex.

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