Scott Somerville Promoted to General Manager of Hanes Branded Printwear

Scott Somerville, new general manager of Hanes Branded Printwear.
Rachel Newman also promoted to director of sales

HanesBrands recently announced that Scott Somerville has been promoted to general manager of the branded printwear division. Somerville most recently held the position of vice president of sales for branded printwear. He has worked at HanesBrands for more than 21 years with roles that included team leader for HanesBrands’ Kmart, Target and Walmart businesses driving key sales and marketing initiatives. In his new role, Somerville will lead the Branded Printwear sales, marketing, product and customer-service teams.

The general manager position for Hanes Branded Printwear was previously held by John Fryer who was promoted within HanesBrands to president of Gear for Sports. Hanes Branded Printwear, a longtime leading apparel supplier to the decorated apparel market, is a major supplier of T-shirts, sportshirts and fleece to the decorated apparel industry under the Hanes, Hanes Beefy-T, and Champion labels.

“HanesBrands has been a leader in the decorated apparel industry for more than 35 years, and we look forward to Scott’s guidance and vision as we focus on Hanes and Champion, two of the best-known brands in the world,” said John Marsh, president of outerwear for HanesBrands. “Scott’s insight across all apparel channels brings a valued strategic perspective.”

In addition to Somerville’s promotion, Rachel Newman has been promoted to director of sales. Newman has worked in the decorated apparel industry for more than 13 years. She began her career in marketing and transitioned to branded printwear sales, where she has worked with some of the industry’s largest wholesalers.

“We have a great team in place to continue to offer quality, trusted products that suppliers can count on,” said Marsh. “We are energized to start the new year focused on proven winners such as the Hanes Beefy-T, the Hanes nano-T and Champion Double Dry that enable embellishers and distributors to offer better products to their customers.”

About Hanes Branded Printwear
Hanes Branded Printwear is a major supplier of T-shirts, sportshirts and fleece to the decorated apparel industry under the Hanes, Hanes Beefy-T, and Champion labels. Hanes Branded Printwear is part of HanesBrands, a leading marketer of innerwear, outerwear and hosiery apparel under strong consumer brands. More information about Hanes Branded Printwear can be found at

About HanesBrands Inc.
HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, barely there, Wonderbra and Gear For Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. Ranked No. 512 on the Fortune 1000 list, Hanes has approximately 53,300 employees in more than 25 countries and takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. Hanes is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star 2012 Sustained Excellence Award winner and 2010 and 2011 Partner of the Year. The company ranks No. 141 on Newsweek magazine’s list of Top 500 greenest U.S. companies. More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found on the Hanes corporate website at

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