Eric C. Wiseman is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear with $12 billion in revenues.
Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., VFC is the parent company of more than 30 well-known brands. The company's top-five brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Wrangler®, Timberland® and Lee®; other brands include 7 For All Mankind®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, Kipling®, lucy®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Nautica®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders®, Splendid® and Smartwool®.
Wiseman has 35 years of experience in the apparel industry. His career with VF began in 1995 when he joined the company as Executive Vice President of JanSport. He then held a progression of leadership roles, including Chairman of VF's Sportswear and Outdoor coalitions and Executive Vice President, Global Brands. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer of VF Corporation in 2006, and elected to VF Corporation's Board of Directors that same year. Wiseman was named CEO in January 2008 and Chairman of the Board in August 2008.
Wiseman holds a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA from Wake Forest University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Lowe's Companies Inc., CIGNA Corporation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), as well as the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University School of Business.
VF Corporation is a global apparel and footwear company founded in 1899 and headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company’s more than 30 brands are organized into five product categories: Outdoor Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, Sportswear and Contemporary Brands. The company controls 55% of the U.S. backpack market with the Jansport, Eastpak, Timberland and North Face brands.