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Collective Brands names supply chain head


TOPEKA, Kan. Collective Brands has promoted Darrel Pavelka to evp of global supply chain, reporting to Matt Rubel, ceo and president of Collective Brands.

Pavelka will be responsible for product development, sourcing, logistics, merchandise planning, allocation, and inventory management, for shoes under the entire Collective Brands organization, including all branded products for the Payless and Stride Rite business units.


Most recently, Pavelka served as senior vp of global supply chain for Payless ShoeSource. He joined the company in 1980 as a store manager. Throughout the past 27 years, he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility and led teams of expertise in key areas for Payless including retail operations, merchandising and supply chain.

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