Wilba J Hussey
Proficient in turnaround and managing small business. Trained at Abraham and Straus Department Store, trouble-shooting various kids, ready-to-wear and accessories areas. As V.P. of Sales and Operations the Hot Sox Co., later the Polo/Ralph Lauren hosiery licensee, had an additional 30 years of experience as a results-driven executive leader. Strong track record of growth, financial control, and especially operating profitability. Duties included finding and training sales, customer service, MIS, and production personnel, establishing controls for buying and managing inventory, and for expenses, negotiating costs with 30 mills worldwide, and coordinating with Design,Sales, Accounts Payable/Receivables, and Marketing. Resolved business problems throughout this 30 year career, which, also included costing and pricing, off-price sales, merchandising, customer service, overseeing the warehouse and the MIS departments, and financing.
B.A. from Duke University