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Tandy Completes Management Team

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. said Monday that Hilda McDuff and Kristin Sperling have joined the firm.

In moves that complete the management team assembled by chief executive Rod McGeachy, Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. said Monday that Hilda McDuff and Kristin Sperling have joined the firm in new posts as chief merchandising officer and vice president of sourcing, respectively.

McDuff and Sperling report to McGeachy, who joined Tandy Brands as president and ceo in October after more than three years at VF Corp.

McDuff, most recently vice president of men’s and women’s merchandising at Harold’s Stores, will oversee product development and life cycle management. Earlier in her career, she spent 10 years with Hanesbrands Inc.

Sperling, who was vice president of sourcing and production at Concept One Accessories before joining Tandy, will oversee many of the duties to be relinquished by David Lawhon, senior vice president of operations, upon his retirement on June 30. While Sperling, who has held posts with Gap Inc. and Accessory Design Group, will be responsible for production, sourcing and management of Tandy’s Hong Kong office, oversight of distribution and logistics will be assigned at a later date.

“We have focused on building a senior team with proven talent and skills that will help us building competitive advantages,” McGeachy said.

Since joining the firm, McGeachy has also appointed Sue Elliott as chief performance officer, Missy Lukens to head strategy and business development and Noel Phillips for management of Tandy Brands’ relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., its largest retail partner. The positions of head of the men’s and women’s divisions have been eliminated.