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  • Kevin D. Hall

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

  • Mr. Hall has served as Chief Executive Officer of Unifi since May 2017 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since October 2017. Prior to joining Unifi, Mr. Hall served as Chief Executive Officer of NatPets LLC, a high-growth natural/organic premium pet company, from September 2016 to May 2017. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Hall was President and Chief Executive Officer of Geneva Watch Group, a global fashion watch and accessories business. Between 2012 and 2014, Mr. Hall ran the KDH Advisory Group where he served as a consultant/advisor to a number of companies, including Pact at Revelry Brands, Vogue International, Inmar, Inc. and TCS Education System. From 2006 to 2011, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Hanesbrands Inc. and then was promoted to President of the Outerwear strategic business unit of Hanesbrands Inc., a business unit that included Champion Activewear, Just My Size and Hanes Casualwear. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Hall was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Fidelity Investments Retirement Services Company. Prior to that, he held various brand marketing and general manager positions at The Procter & Gamble Company from 1985 to 2001.

  • Jeffrey C. Ackerman

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Mr. Ackerman has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Unifi since September 2017. Previously, Mr. Ackerman served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty grocery retailer focused on creating an extraordinary food shopping experience for its customers, from June 2013 to September 2016. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Sealy Corporation, one of the largest bedding manufacturers in the world, from 2006 to 2013. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Ackerman held various finance positions, including Vice President, Finance, with Dade Behring Inc., a medical diagnostics company. From 1989 to 1997, he held a variety of finance roles at the Frito-Lay branded snack foods division of PepsiCo, Inc.

  • Thomas H. Caudle, Jr.

  • Director, President and Chief Operating Officer

  • Mr. Caudle has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Unifi since August 2017. Previously, he was President of Unifi from April 2016 to August 2017, Vice President of Manufacturing of Unifi from October 2006 to April 2016 and Vice President of Global Operations of Unifi from April 2003 to October 2006. Mr. Caudle joined Unifi in 1982 and, since that time, has served in a variety of other leadership roles, including Senior Vice President in charge of manufacturing and Vice President of Manufacturing Services.

  • Richard E. Gerstein

  • Executive Vice President, Global Branded Premium Value-Added Products and Chief Marketing Officer

  • Mr. Gerstein has served as Executive Vice President, Global Branded Premium Value-Added Products and Chief Marketing Officer of Unifi since August 2017. Before joining Unifi, Mr. Gerstein served from January 2015 to August 2017 as founder and a partner of two consulting firms, TNG Consulting and The Brand CHarGe, where he worked with early-stage technology and consumer products companies on strategy, marketing and investment and assisted private equity firms with new business and proprietary customer assessments used in due diligence and growth plans. From May 2014 to May 2015, Mr. Gerstein served as Chief Customer Officer for Motista, LLC. Previously, Mr. Gerstein co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of ZigMail.com (from 2011 to 2014) and served in various executive roles with HP Inc. (formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company) (from 2010 to 2011), Sears Holdings Corporation (from 2007 to 2010), Alberto-Culver Company (from 2005 to 2007) and The Procter & Gamble Company (from 1987 to 2005).

  • Mark A. McNeill

  • Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Operations and Innovation

  • Mr. McNeill, age 42, has served as Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Operations and Innovation since January 2018. Prior to that, Mr. McNeill served as Executive Vice President, Global Innovation & Asia Business Unit of Unifi from August 2017 to January 2018 and Vice President of Technology and Business Development of Unifi from June 2015 to August 2017. Mr. McNeill served as Corporate Product Development Manager in charge of product development and marketing for Unifi from July 2013 to June 2015 and Technical Service and Product Development Manager of Unifi from February 2011 to July 2013. Mr. McNeill has been employed with Unifi since 1997.

  • John D. Vegas

  • Executive Vice President, Global Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Mr. Vegas has served as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Unifi, since August 2017. Before joining Unifi, Mr. Vegas served as Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer of G&K Services, Inc., a service-focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs, which was acquired by Cintas Corporation in 2017. From 2003 to 2015, Mr. Vegas was an executive for Ecolab Inc., where he held several positions, including Vice President and General Manager, Institutional Latin America; Regional Vice President of Sales; Vice President of Human Resources—Institutional Sector; and Director of HR—Industrial Sector. Prior to that, Mr. Vegas worked for Food Lion, LLC, from 2001 to 2003, as Director of Organizational Development and for Hannaford Bros. Co., from 1993 to 2001, in a variety of management roles.

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