ST. LOUIS — Charles T. Rumbley has been named president of the lingerie and activewear division of Kellwood Co.

He succeeds Leon M. McWhite, who has been appointed a corporate vice president. A company spokeswoman said McWhite — a 30-year Kellwood veteran — will be involved in new manufacturing and marketing projects. In his new capacity, he will report to William J. McKenna, president, chairman and chief executive officer.

Rumbley was for the past year vice president of operations at Gelmart Industries, a maker of private label foundations and daywear in College Point, N.Y.

Earlier, he held various executive posts at Vanity Fair Mills, and had been vice president of quality from 1992 to 1993.

At Kellwood, he will be based at lingerie and activewear headquarters in Summit, Miss., and will report to Enoch Harding Jr., president of the sportswear division.

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