The Wall Street Journal: Fruit of the Loom Inc. names Melissa Burgess-Taylor as chairman, CEO

Fruit of the Loom Inc.

Melissa Burgess-Taylor

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s BRK.A, +1.19% Fruit of the Loom Inc. named 17-year company veteran Melissa Burgess-Taylor as its new chairman and chief executive Thursday.

The apparel company’s past president and CEO Rick Medlin died of natural causes Sunday at age 68, the company said.

Burgess-Taylor is senior vice president of brand management and sales for the company’s Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair, Lily of France, Vassarette and Curvation brands.

Burgess-Taylor is “passionate, smart, and cares deeply about Fruit of the Loom customers and employees,” said Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in a statement.

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