ATLANTA — A shake-up at a Unifi, Inc. board of directors meeting on Wednesday ended in the firing of chairman, president and CEO Brian R. Parke and the resignations of six board members, including Parke. Stephen Wener was named chairman and acting CEO of Unifi. The changes are effective immediately, and Unifi said it will begin a search for a permanent CEO.
Parke had been president of Greensboro, N.C.-based Unifi since 1999, CEO since 2000 and chairman since 2004. He has agreed to continue to serve as the vice-chairman of Unifi’s Chinese joint venture, Yihua Unifi Fibre Industry Co. Ltd.
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