VF Corporation has announced that Martin Schneider, vice president and chief information officer will retire at the end of 2017.
Sandra Harris, vice president of Global Business Technology, will succeed Schneider as vice president and CIO, effective January 1, 2018. Harris will work closely with Schneider throughout the rest of 2017 to ensure the successful transition of responsibilities. Harris also has been appointed to VF’s senior leadership team.
“Martin led VF’s Global Business Technology organization for more than 11 years, a period of tremendous business growth for VF and transformational change in retail through the rise of e-commerce and mobile shopping,” said Scott Roe, vice president and chief financial officer. “He and his teams successfully managed numerous large-scale projects that enabled VF and our brands to navigate rapid technological changes, while also ensuring that our associates have the tools and resources to work anywhere in the world.”
Roe continued, “Martin is a strong leader and a truly wonderful person. In addition to his service at VF, he has been equally dedicated to giving back to his local community through involvement with non-profit organizations and serving on several boards, in addition to teaching children ice hockey and how to skate. He will be missed at VF.”
Harris, an eight-year veteran of VF, previously served as vice president and chief financial officer, Global Supply Chain, Shared Services, and Direct-to-Consumer for VF. She has deep and diverse finance and business experience, and has been a key member of VF’s Global Business Technology leadership team.
Harris joined VF after 11 years in the construction products industry, notably with Wilsonart International where she was responsible for the Information Technology organization and held various leadership roles within finance and accounting. She began her career in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Clemson University. She also received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.
“Sandra brings an excellent balance of technology, finance and business acumen to the CIO position,” added Roe. “She is the ideal person to build on the successful foundation that Martin established and further elevate the use of technology to support VF’s global business growth objectives.”