SARA LEE TAPS DEMBART CEO OF BODYWEAR
NEW YORK — Gary Dembart has been named president and chief executive officer of the newly established Sara Lee Bodywear Group at Sara Lee Corp.
The new unit includes the Champion Jogbra and Scotch Maid divisions of Sara Lee. Dembart reports to Lew Frankfort, senior vice president at Sara Lee Corp. and ceo of Sara Lee Champion, Intimates and Accessories.
Frankfort said the new structure “will enable Sara Lee to create a unified bodywear presence in the mass and department store channels.”
Dembart was senior vice president of retail at Coach, the leather goods firm that’s also part of Sara Lee. A successor hasn’t been named.