Delta Apparel appoints Simone Walsh as CFO
Delta Apparel Inc. announced on Tuesday that its board of directors has appointed Simone Walsh as the company’s vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Walsh will replace Deborah Merrill, who recently submitted her resignation. She will continue to work with the company, who provides core activewear and lifestyle apparel products, on an orderly transition through January 22, 2022.
Walsh joins Delta from Novelis Inc., where she most recently served as vice president, deputy controller. Prior to that, she served as chief accounting officer, controller and principal accounting officer of PRGX Global, Inc. and had a stint as vice president, finance from August 2017 to April 2019.
Walsh also worked as a consultant for Steele Consulting, as well as held multiple positions at The Home Depot, Inc. She began her career as a public accountant, working at both Ernst & Young and Deloitte
“We are delighted to have Simone join our team. She has extensive expertise in accounting, finance, operations and global strategy,” said Robert W. Humphreys, chairman and CEO.
“In addition, her international business experience combined with a deep understanding of tax strategies will be of great benefit to propel the company in its continued growth and profitability.”
Humphreys added: “On behalf of the entire board and management team, I would like to thank Deb for her dedication and valuable contributions during her 23-year career at Delta Apparel. Deb has played a significant role in improving our financial and operational performance. We wish her the best in her future endeavors and are pleased that she will remain with the Company into 2022.”
The company’s operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, and it employs approximately 8,600 people worldwide. It has a diverse portfolio of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products under the primary brands of Salt Life, Soffe, and Delta.
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