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VF’s Corporate Transformer

During nearly 25 years with VF, Mackey McDonald has led the charge for its conversion from a production-oriented manufacturer to a marketing-driven...

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WWD/DNR CEO Summit issue 11/14/2007

During nearly 25 years with VF, Mackey McDonald has led the charge for its conversion from a production-oriented manufacturer to a marketing-driven portfolio of powerhouse brands. Among the highlights of his VF career:

This story first appeared in the November 14, 2007 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

1983 Mackey J. McDonald joins VF Corp. from Sara Lee Corp. as assistant vice president, merchandising services, of Lee division

1986 Promoted to executive vice president and later president of Wrangler division

1991 Promoted to VF group vice president with responsibility for Lee, Wrangler, JanSport and Healthtex divisions

1992 Named president of VF

1995 Promoted to ceo of VF, succeeding Lawrence Pugh

1998 Added title of chairman

2000 VF acquires Eastpak from Sunbeam Corp.

2000 VF acquires Chic, H.I.S.

2000 VF acquires North Face

2000 VF acquires Gitano

2003 VF acquires Nautica, including John Varvatos; Earl Jean and E. Magrath

2004 VF acquires Napapijri (Green Sport Monte Biano)

2004 VF acquires Vans

2004 VF acquires Kipling

2005 VF acquires Reef Holdings Corp.

2005 VF acquires Harley-Davidson licensee Holoubek

2006 Relinquishes title of president to Eric Wiseman

2007 VF acquires Eagle Creek

2007 VF sells intimate apparel business to Fruit of the Loom

2007 VF acquires Majestic Athletic

2007 VF acquires Seven For All Mankind and Lucy Activewear

2007 Wiseman named to succeed McDonald as ceo