DEARBORN — Carhartt announced the recent hire of Paul Hundhammer as its vice president of Strategic Accounts.
In this role, Hundhammer will lead the strategic account team and drive the overall strategic sales plan across all channels of distribution. His primary responsibilities will include expanding the business through deeper partnerships with existing channel partners, as well as exploring future business development opportunities.
Hundhammer’s appointment is effective immediately.
He will report directly to Joe Monahan, senior vice president of Sales.
Hundhammer has an extensive background in sales leadership, having managed and developed high performing teams over a 30-year career. Prior to Carhartt, he worked for Nike Inc. in several strategic sales leadership roles including the Strategic Account director for Foot Locker.
Prior to Nike, Hundhammer was the vice president of Sales for VF Corp’s. licensed business and he has also managed professional athletes for the Mizuno and Easton brands over his career. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of Sales for Event Network, a retail company that operates retail stores on behalf of many North America cultural attractions.
“We are very excited to have Paul join the Carhartt team,” Monahan said. “Our retail partners are very important to us and Paul and his team will further strengthen these partnerships and explore opportunities for continued growth and business development.”
Hundhammer earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Miami. He also had a career in professional baseball, in the Boston Red Sox minor league system from 1981 to 1985.