SOURCE: Barco Uniforms

Barco Uniforms

March 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Barco Uniforms™ Names Danny Robertson President and Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Akiyoshi Is Promoted to Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations

GARDENA, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Barco Uniforms, an acclaimed leader in the uniform industry, announced it named Danny Robertson president and COO, as part of a strategy to expand the company's leadership across product lines and global markets, and to prepare for succession planning. In addition, the company promoted Andrew Akiyoshi to senior vice president, supply chain and operations. Michael Donner will remain as CEO and chairman of the board.

"Danny brings 30 years of revered corporate leadership to Barco Uniforms, including the time he has served on our advisory board. His passion for team-building and his straightforward approach coupled with his experience in building solid systems, and organizational values, are precisely the attributes we need as part of a succession plan that will prepare Barco Uniforms for continued growth and leadership," said CEO Michael Donner. "I'm exceptionally proud to say that after more than 80 years, Barco Uniforms is stronger than ever -- a fact that makes this time of remarkable accomplishments by our team, increased opportunities for our people and deepened relationships with our customers and partners especially sweet."

Mr. Robertson is an honored veteran of the apparel industry and has been a dedicated member of the Barco Uniforms advisory board since 2009 where he drove the company's Lean Initiative and training programs. He will continue serving as a member of the company's advisory board. As president and COO, Mr. Robertson will position Barco Uniforms for significant growth and establish an infrastructure equipped to deliver the exceptional service, innovative collections, and quality products the company is known for as it scales for expansion.

"Barco Uniforms is on the cusp of some wonderful opportunities and I look forward to working closely with the exemplary teams we have to achieve new milestones and to helping Michael achieve his long-term vision for the company and the people at Barco," said Danny Robertson, president of Barco Uniforms. "I've always viewed some of my greatest successes as those that helped people develop and grow, and I hope that my legacy at Barco will include the positive impact I have on people's lives."

Prior to joining Barco Uniforms as president, Mr. Robertson spent 10 years with Artisans, a manufacturer of unique, high-quality apparel for the resort, souvenir and outdoor retail markets, where most recently he served as president and chief operating officer. Throughout his career, Mr. Roberston has held positions of increasing responsibility in corporate management, product development and merchandising for market leaders including Blue Dolphin Designs, Logo-7, Logo Athletic, Tultex and Tultex International.

Mr. Akiyoshi, as senior vice president, supply chain and operations, will be responsible for enabling Barco Uniforms to keep pace with growth opportunities and ensuring the company is prepared for its next stage of development. Since joining Barco Uniforms, Mr. Akiyoshi has refined the company's operations across Asia, Africa, Central America and Mexico, overseeing the entire supply chain from product development and sourcing, to production and logistics.

"I am thrilled at the opportunities this new role with Barco Uniforms presents and look forward to expanding value across the company's operations while building a solid foundation for growth and expansion," said Andrew Akiyoshi, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations. "The caliber and commitment of our teams and the passion our business brings to everything we do, truly make Barco Uniforms an exciting place to work."

About Barco Uniforms

Barco Uniforms®, a recognized leader in the uniform industry, fuses innovative fabric technology and fashion-forward design to create uniforms that inspire individuals and enhance the work environment. From its versatile, widely appealing Medical Collections and distinctive Spa Collection, to its corporate Identity solutions, Barco Uniforms is committed to making professional attire that people love to wear. For more information, visit

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