Steven E. Rendle has been appointed CEO of the VF Corporation, effective January 1, 2017. Rendle, currently president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at VF, will succeed the corporation’s current CEO Eric C. Wiseman who will continue to lead the VF board of directors as executive chairman.
“We’ve been working since 2008 to identify and prepare the right person to succeed me when the time comes. That time is now,” said Wiseman, who has been with the company for more than 20 years, serving as its CEO for the past nine.
As president & COO, Rendle has overseen all of VF's business coalitions worldwide: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. Beginning his career with The North Face in 1999 (he served as the brand’s president from 2004-11), he has been with VF for 16 years and a member of the corporation’s board of directors since June, 2015.
Rendle also serves on the board of directors of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. and is a founding board member of the Outdoor Industry Association's Outdoor Foundation.