Carhartt Adds New Directors


Kevin Clinton has been appointed director of partnership planning and Matt Leinonen as its director of central merchandise planning at Dearborn based Carhartt, a premium workwear brand since 1889.

Clinton will work to align the account planning team with the strategic account team and the regional account team to further support Carhartt’s growth objectives. He joined  Carhartt in 2012 as a member of the finance department.

Clinton earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Wayne State University.

Previously, Leinonen served as the manager of merchandise planning and the senior manager of merchandise planning for Carhartt. Prior to that, Leinonen held leadership roles in merchandise planning at Abercrombie & Fitch, was the director of brand development at Finish Line, and was a senior business analyst at Target.

Leinonen, of Brighton, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management at Western Michigan University.