Fruit of the Loom President & CEO Rick Medlin passes away
Fruit of the Loom President and CEO Rick Medlin passed away of natural causes on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
Medlin was a South Carolina native that attended Clemson University on a football scholarship and later earned a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Education. He held a number of positions at NRB Industries, Inc. and Milliken & Company before joining Fruit of the Loom.
He worked at Fruit of the Loom in a variety of roles including Executive Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, and Vice President of Textile Manufacturing before being named President and CEO in August 2010.
“Rick was a special leader and a special person. He was extremely proud of the progress and success we have shared in the last 6 years,” said the Fruit of the Loom leadership team. “We owe it to his legacy and honor to continue taking this company forward in accordance with his vision. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Medlin family at this time of loss.”
The company will name an interim CEO in the coming days.
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