Randolph L. Finley
Over Randy’s career in the textile and apparel industries, he has developed a keen understanding of the elements that contribute to successful product development, process creation, and implementation of new fabric and apparel concepts. He has been a part of many of the world’s key apparel brands in senior manager and executive roles including Polo Ralph Lauren, The Limited Brands, Chico’s FAS, and brands within Federated Department Stores. This experience has equipped him to integrate design and branding concepts with product development, manufacturing, and merchandising as he has introduced unique products to the marketplace. Beginning his career as a research chemist, transitioning into textile manufacturing, and finally raw material, color, garment, and wet processing management, his skill set has been instrumental in the introduction of new chemical and process technologies throughout the textile and apparel supply chain. His expertise includes high tech flame resistant fabrics; ring-dyeing and antiquing approaches to denim and sportswear apparel; anti-microbial performance fabrics; development and implementation of quality systems to control shade and quality of product throughout the apparel supply chain.