Carol L. Roberts and Benno Dorer have been elected directors of VF Corporation. Carol Roberts has a mix of experience across finance, HR, manufacturing and general management. She is a mechanical engineer. For 36 years she was with International Paper, where she held a number of leadership positions with increasing responsibility.
Benno Dorer led several well-known, global consumer brands. He is an economics graduate. He was with Clorox. For 14 years he was with Procter & Gamble, working in various marketing roles across a range of categories and countries.
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The corporation, based in the US, has two dozen or so major brands (including icons such as Vans, Kipling, Wrangler, Lee, The North Face and Timberland), a 60,000-plus staff and nearly 1000 contract factories producing over 1.3 million items a day across almost 50 countries.
As one of the pioneers of outsourced manufacturing, VF has policies designed to stamp out underage working, forced labor and similar abuses in supplier factories. VF takes a hands-on approach throughout the product cycle, from procuring the raw materials right through to providing customer service. Its effort at collecting data on key performance indicators is mostly geared toward internal improvements.