William Compton
CEO, Tropical Sportswear

Tropical Sportswear markets, designs, manufactures, and distributes men’s and women’s casual sportswear through major distribution channels. Principal markets include the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. William Compton, credited with bringing Tropical Sportswear back from the brink of bankruptcy 13 years ago (1989), stunned investors Tuesday (11/19/02) by resigning after recently being diagnosed with leukemia.
Source: Tropical CEO steps down By Mark Albright, St. Petersburg Times, 20 Nov 2002

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