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John Ben Holland

John Ben Holland, American clothing manufacturing company executive.


  • Holland, John Ben was born on March 26, 1932 in Scottsville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Elbridge Winfred and Lou May (Whitney) Holland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bowling Green University, 1959.


    • With Union Underwear Company, Inc., Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1961—2001, vice president administration, 1972-1974, vice chairman, 1975, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1976-1996. Consultant, 1996—1999. President, Chief Executive Officer Fruit of the Loom, Inc., since 2002.

      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Russell Corporation, since 2006. Board directors Farmers National Bank.


    Board directors Kentucky Council Economic Education, Louisville, 1981-1990, Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education Inc., 1985-1993, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1988, Camping World Inc., 1985-1997, Associated Industries of Kentucky, Ireland-American Economic Advisory Board, Technology Corporation Inc. Chairman corporation council Western Kentucky University, development steering committee, 1985-1996. Vice-chairman West Point Pepperial, Inc., 1989-1992.

    Chairman Intermodal Transportation Authority, 1998-2000. Member Bowling Green-Warren County Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1981-1985), American Arbitration Association (panel 1985-1993).


    • Married Margaret Irene Pecor, January 31, 1954. Children: John Sandra, Robert.
    • father: Elbridge Winfred Holland
    • mother: Lou May (Whitney) Holland
    • spouse: Margaret Irene Pecor
    • children: John Sandra Holland
    • Robert Holland
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    • 1959
      Bowling Green University
    • 1961 - 2001
      With Union Underwear Company
      Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
    • 1996 - 1999
    • 2002
      president, Fruit of the Loom
    • 2002
      Chief Executive Officer, Fruit of the Loom
    • 2006
    • 2006
      Chief Executive Officer
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