Wilko Reinholz, a German native and avid world traveler, joined Gildan in Barbados just over one and a half years ago as Director of eCommerce, with the responsibility for overseeing the consumer experience and website optimization of the company’s brands.
Prior to joining Gildan, Wilko was living in Portland with his wife where he worked at adidas. In May 2017, the opportunity to build Gildan’s ecommerce presence came up and Wilko felt that it was just too good to say no. Without any hesitation, he and his wife packed their bags and embraced the adventure of moving to Barbados.
Gildan believes that a more sustainable future starts with education by encouraging students to take ownership over the environmental issues in their own communities. The Company has sponsored the Eco-Schools program since 2010, an international organization that uses action-based learning in the classroom to engage youth in building sustainable habits and solutions in their community.
From successes to challenges, read the stories for these women
In light of International Women’s Day 2019, Gildan launched a campaign to recognize some of their 23,000 female employees.
Thirteen employees from seven different countries where the Company operates were invited to share their professional and personal stories. These women explored topics including passions, motivation, family, resilience and growth. Read their stories:
Building an operational department from the ground up
We sat down with Ruth, Gildan’s Operations Manager, to look back at her 15 year career at the company. From starting out as a Quality Supervisor to finding her fit in operations, Ruth shares her story and the personal milestones she reached along the way:
From concept to shelf, a woman’s passion for retail
Amanda, Merchandising Manager for Gildan, shares her passion for product development and the leaders that have helped her along the way in her nine years at Gildan. Here is her story:
Q: How did you end up at Gildan?
My husband and I were living in Arkansas where I was working for a large retail company. He had wanted to move back home to Charleston for a while, so in 2010 we made the big move. To be honest, I was really sad about it. I loved my job back in Arkansas and I never thought I would find another job quite like it here.
With over ten years at Gildan and thirty years of experience in human resources, Vileika has been able to share her passion and HR expertise with Gildan teams in different parts of the world. Here is her story:
Q: What does your career journey at Gildan look like?