Victoria Vandagriff has been appointed president of the D2 Brands division of Delta Galil Industries Ltd.
Vandagriff will report to Tim Regan, president and chief executive officer of Delta Galil USA. The post had been vacant for more than a year.
Her responsibilities will include overseeing the women’s innerwear businesses under the Karen Neuburger and Nearly Nude brands as well as the licensed Tommy Hilfiger and Lucky Brand names.
Vandagriff has more than 20 years of experience in sales, merchandising and operational functions. She was most recently executive vice president of sales for the women’s unit of HMX Group, responsible for directing all sales and merchandising efforts for the Exclusively Misook bridge sportswear brand for women and the newly launched Ivanka Trump apparel collection. She joined Hartmarx in 2010 to develop the women’s business and was instrumental in launching the Ivanka Trump brand.
Earlier, she served as an executive vice president at Russell Newman Inc. where she directed overall sales, which encompassed branded St. Eve and private label business as well as the retail operation that included department and specialty stores, national chains, clubs and discounters. Before that, Vandagriff served as president of Elle Macpherson Intimates, a unit of Bendon Inc., where she led the North American business and executed the brand launches in the U.S. and Canada of Elle Macpherson Intimates, Fayreform, Bendon Sport and Stella McCartney intimates.
She began her career in the innerwear industry at The Carole Hochman Design Group as national sales manager, and later, executive vice president of sales for Carole Hochman and licensed Oscar de la Renta sleepwear. At the Hochman firm, which is now part of Komar, brand objectives and positioning included Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
After graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology, Vandagriff held sales positions in the swimwear and apparel industries at companies including Polo Ralph Lauren, where she served as a senior director of sales in the Lauren division, relaunching the Lauren brand for Polo Ralph Lauren Co., with retail accounts such as Belk, The Bon Ton, Saks Inc. and May Co.