Apparel supplier names new CEO

Former Haggar executive Paul Buxbaum was named CEO of apparel manufacturer Hampshire Group.

Buxbaum, 57, replaces Heath Golden who resigned as president and CEO and also plans to vacate his position as a board member.

"Heath Golden has overseen Hampshire through a difficult period in its history and led a transformation of our business, resulting in a company with prospects of growth and profitability," said board chairman Peter Woodward.

Buxbaum joined Hampshire Group as a board member in 2011 after the company acquired Rio Garment. He previously served as CEO and a board member of Haggar Clothing Company.

"At this point in time, I believe the company is well positioned for profitable growth and that Paul Buxbaum has the skills required to drive operational execution," said Golden. "The company is fortunate to have an experienced apparel operator as a member of its board of directors and a significant shareholder. I depart knowing that the company is in capable hands and look forward to observing its continued growth."

Additionally, the company announced the retirement of long-time board member Herbert Elish.

Hampshire Group is a provider of fashion apparel across a broad range of categories, distribution channels and price points. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include Rio

Garment and Scott James. The Company specializes in designing and marketing men’s sportswear to department stores, chain stores and mass market retailers under licensed brands, proprietary brands and private labels.