Under Armour appointed Shawn Curran to chief supply chain officer effective Oct. 16, the company announced Thursday.
Curran was with Gap for over three decades where he recently served as chief operating officer, managing end-to-end operations, inventory management and sourcing. He also held the role of head of global supply chain across all seven Gap Inc. brands.
With Under Armour, Curran will manage end-to-end planning, product sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and logistics and warehousing.
The retailer began searching for a new chief supply chain officer in June ahead of the departure of COO Coline Browne.
Curran joins Under Armour which faces high inventory levels that led to declines in margins and profits, according to the company’s Q1 earnings call. Inventories were estimated at $1.3 billion, up 38% YoY.
Under Armour President and CEO Stephanie Linnartz in a statement welcomed Curran’s industry insight, noting he joins the footwear and apparel brand at a “critical time with the breadth and depth of experience that we need to optimize the backbone of our business, the supply chain, to ensure that our consumers get the right products, at the right price, at the right time.”