Sep 17, 2020

Helen Hong named new Mechanix Wear Vice President, Supply Chain


Mechanix Wear, a global leader in the design and manufacture of premium work gloves and part of the Gryphon Investors portfolio, has appointed Helen Hong to Vice President, Supply Chain.

As VP, Supply Chain, Helen oversees global supply chain and operations for Mechanix Wear, including integrated business planning, demand planning, procurement, supply planning and inventory management. Helen joined Mechanix Wear from K-Swiss Global Brands where she served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain.  At K-Swiss, Helen led global supply chain for all brands including K-Swiss, Palladium, PLDM, Supra, KR3W and OTZ shoes.  Prior to that, Helen spent seven years at QuickSilver where she was most recently SVP of America’s Planning and Global Footwear and Snow Hard Goods, and eight years at DC Shoes where she was Director of Footwear and Snow Hard Goods, Material & Production.

Helen graduated from the University of California, San Diego having majored in Pharmacological Chemistry.

Founded in 1991, and originally championed by Daytona 500 pit crews, today Mechanix Wear’s gloves are used by workers in industrial, construction, and oil and gas industries, as well as by service members, do-it-yourselfers, motorsports and other enthusiasts worldwide. Mechanix Wear offers over 100 premium work gloves boasting superior protection, innovative design and industry leading material technology for working hands worldwide. The company sells its products in more than 20,000 retail store locations across more than 70 countries and through industrial distributors. Mechanix Wear is an iconic, highly regarded brand that continues to revolutionize the PPE glove category and is poised to continue its growth across multiple channels globally.

ON Partners consultants Kevin Burns and Heidi Hoffman are proud to have partnered with Mechanix Wear and Helen Hong on this successful placement.  See more successful executive placements in supply chain and operations here.

About Mechanix Wear


Since the debut of the Original® work glove at the 1991 Daytona 500, Mechanix Wear has built a reputation as the leader in automotive, construction, industrial, and tactical hand protection. Our mission is to look beyond conventional ideas and continually innovate the most advanced gloves for working hands. The Tool That Fits Like a Glove®. For more information, visit


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