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Lands' End names new vp, quality assurance

DODGEVILLE, WI -Lands' End Inc. has appointed Brad Gillam to vp, quality assurance. Gillam will oversee all quality/sourcing functions of the company and will report to Mindy Meads, executive vp, merchandising. Gillam is replacing Joan Mudget who recently resigned.

Gillam joined Lands' End in 1986 as a buyer for dress shirts, blouses, and woven sports shirts. In 1989, he was promoted to product manager for dress shirts and soon moved on to the co-ed knits division where he worked as a merchandiser, product manager and team coordinator. In 1996, he was promoted to managing director of the liquidations division, which includes the company's 16 U.S. retail outlets.

"Brad's 15 years at Lands' End in the merchandising and retail divisions has provided him with strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of Lands' End culture, customers and products," said Meads. "We're certain Brad's experience with the company and his dynamic management skills will have a positive impact on the quality division."

Prior to Lands' End, Gillam worked as a buyer for the Graham & Gunn division of Hartmarx Inc., in IL and for Walkers Tremont Inc., in OH.

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