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Dan River names Flatow president  

Danville, Va. – Home fashions supplier Dan River has recruited apparel industry executive Michael Flatow as president and coo, with three divisional presidents reporting to him. Flatow in turn reports to Dan River ceo Sanjay Purohit.

Flatow has more than 20 years experience and was most recently evp and general manager of the $4 billion wholesale apparel business of Hanesbrands, Inc., the 2006 spinoff of Sara Lee Corp. At Sara Lee, Flatow served in posts including ceo of Sara Lee Personal Products Australia, president of Champion Products, and president and ceo of Sara Lee Hosiery.

Reporting to Flatow are Herb Briggs as president, retail sales and marketing for the Dan River unit; Don Anderson, president of Baker Hospitality; and Ben Schoaf, president of institutional division Best Textiles.

Also under Flatow are “shared services” execs Michael Haselden, vp of operations; Mike Porter, svp of global order fulfillment; Calvin Barnhardt, vp of human resources; and Scott Snead, vp of information systems.

The Briggs hire was just announced last week; he will officially start with Dan River next Monday, Sept. 17.

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