November 26, 2013
In 2013 Ravi Anupindi, Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management and a Center for Positive Organizations faculty associate, interviewed Joe Bozich, then CEO of Knights Apparel about his organization and how they found success applying themes of Positive Organizational Scholarship.
In 2015, Knights Apparel sponsored a MAP engagement to assist Alta Gracia think about how to brand social responsibility in a piece of garment. During the MAP time period, Knights Apparel got acquired by Hanes Brands but Alta Gracia remained an independent company. In 2018 Alta Gracia was acquired by an Atlanta, Georgia-based investment group known as AG Triada.
In a 2019 presentation by the CEO of AG Triada at the annual meeting of the Workers Rights Consortium in Washington DC that Anupindi attended, Anupindi learned that they plan to adopt many of the recommendations of the MAP team to have the company focus on design and branding.
Joe Bozich remained as Chief Business Development Officer for Hanes until end of 2017. He is now President of Fanatics, Inc.