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November 16, 2023
SanMar Corp., a supplier of wholesale accessories and apparel, named Dean Draughn as vice president of sourcing and product development. Draughn brings more than 30 years of end-to-end global experience spanning the entire product life cycle from design to distribution. During his 33-year career, he has developed expertise in leading teams for supply chain management, operations, development, manufacturing, compliance, and quality. Draughn is a member of the Cotton Board, an administrative arm of the Cotton Research and Promotion Programs that serves as a key liaison to the United States Department of Agriculture. Draughn previously served as an appointed member of the United States Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representatives International Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and Apparel. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Family owned and operated, SanMar is based in Issaquah, with nine distribution centers nationwide and apparel from more than 30 brands.