Gildan Activewear has appointed James Kehoe as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Kehoe succeeds Laurence G. Sellyn, who is retiring from this position, he held since 1999. Kehoe’s appointment will be effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Sellyn will continue with Gildan for a transitional period.

Commenting on the new appointment, Glenn J. Chamandy, President and CEO of Gildan said, “I would like to express my deep appreciation to Laurence who has been my friend and partner for over 15 years and has played a strategic leadership role in Gildan's development into a leading public company. At the same time I would like to welcome James and I look forward to our collaboration as we pursue the next exciting stage in Gildan’s growth strategy.”

Kehoe has spent 25 years within the Kraft Foods organization in successive roles of increasing responsibility, both in Europe and North America. Prior to joining Gildan, he was Senior Vice-President, Operating Excellence, for Mondelēz International, the former snacking and confectionary division of Kraft Foods. Previously, he was Senior Vice-President, Corporate Finance of Kraft Foods Group where he led the financial structuring of the company at the time of the spin-off from Mondelēz.