Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Levi taps Mattel CEO to its Board
Levi taps Mattel CEO to its Board
May '10
Levi Strauss & Co. announced the election of Robert Eckert, chairman and CEO of Mattel, Inc., to its board of directors effective May 10.

“Bob is a highly experienced senior executive who understands the dynamics of building global consumer brands and creating cultures that are driven to win in the marketplace,” said LS&Co. Chairman Richard Kauffman. “He is known for his high standard of integrity, his collaborative leadership style and his decisiveness in driving businesses to successful results. Bob will bring great experience and valuable perspectives to the Levi Strauss & Co. board of directors.”

Eckert, 55, joined Mattel, Inc., as chairman and CEO in 2000. Since then, he has led the company through a major turnaround. Under his leadership, the company has substantially improved earnings and the stock price has doubled. Before joining Mattel, Eckert held numerous senior leadership positions at Kraft Foods, where he reinvented and grew several of the company's iconic food brands. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Arizona and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

“I am honored to join the Levi Strauss & Co. board of directors,” said Eckert. “The Levi's® brand is one of the world's great, iconic consumer brands and a clear industry leader. The company is pursuing a global strategic growth plan and is poised for an exciting period of renewal. I look forward to contributing my experience and perspectives on building brands globally as this multi-year plan unfolds.”

Levi Strauss & Co

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Textile ministry organises training workshop on GST

The ministry of textiles had organised training workshop on GST which ...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jun 2017

Uware Brands into licensing agreement with Polaroid

Uware Brands has entered into a licensing agreement with Polaroid for ...

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Ralph Lauren ex-president Tiger of Sweden's new CEO

Hans-Christian Meyer, former president of Ralph Lauren Corporation,...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search