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Puma names new President for North America

German sportswear retailer Puma has announced the appointment of Bob Philion as the President of Puma North America. He will continue leading the global Cobra Puma Golf business as well. Philion led Puma’s acquisition of Cobra in 2010 and under his leadership the combined Cobra Puma Golf brand has seen immense growth, continuing to deliver a full 360 portfolios of game-changing products. Having more than 20 years of experience in various sales, merchandising and general management […]

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Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren creates two new management roles

Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has tapped Jonathan Bottomley for the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer with effect from 3rd April. He will be responsible for evolving Ralph Lauren’s brand voice, leading the global marketing team and building cut-through marketing strategies across the company’s brands. Jonathan previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at Vice Media. Prior to that, he was Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner in the London headquarters of Bartle Bogle Hegarty where he led strategic brand-building efforts […]

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Adidas shuffles management positions

German sportswear giant Adidas has appointed Arthur Hoeld as Senior Vice President, Global Brands Strategy and Business Development with immediate effect. In his new role, Hoeld will work on brand strategy, operating budgets, profitability and growth objectives. Been with Adidas since 1998, Hoeld has worked with the company at various positions and has been credited with growing Adidas Originals into a multibillion dollar business.   Also Read – New Adidas CEO plans to reshape Reebok In […]

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India’s NITMA appoints new office bearers

Northern India Textile Mills’ Association (NITMA), the apex body of textile industry in North India has appointed new office bearers for the two-year term 2017-19 at its recently held executive committee meeting in Ludhiana, Punjab. Rajiv Garg, MD of Garg Acrylics Limited, has been elected as the new President of the association; Manish Bagrodia, MD, Winsome Yarns Ltd. is the new Senior Vice President; and Mukesh Tyagi, Director, BST Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd. has been tapped as Vice […]

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Lectra appoints new EVP

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has appointed Jérôme Viala to the role of Executive Vice President of the Group. He will be responsible for coordinating the industrial, customer care, consumables and parts, and international human resources’ activities. “Lectra will soon announce a new strategic roadmap, revealing the Group’s ambitions for the 2017-2019 period and beyond. I felt it was very important to involve Jérôme […]

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Abercrombie & Fitch appoints new CMO

Will A. Smith has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Abercrombie & Fitch, a leading, global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. He will be responsible for creative and digital marketing of the company, which operates over 900 stores across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. “We are delighted to welcome Will to our team,” said Fran Horowitz, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Abercrombie & […]

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JCPenney appoints head of its India R&D centre

Snehil Gambhir has been appointed as Vice President and Managing Director at apparel brand JCPenney’s Global In-House Centre (GIC) in Bangalore, India. The new VP will bring over 20 years of global business and technology experience to the organization. Therace Risch, EVP and Chief Information Officer, JCPenney commented, “Snehil is a proven solutions-driven leader with extensive experience in global business and technology. We’re confident that his leadership will empower our Bangalore team to continue delivering […]

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Fashion brand Ralph Lauren ropes in Kevin Carrigan as Creative Head

Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has tapped Kevin Carrigan to take the new role of Senior Vice President and Creative Director at the company. Kevin will oversee women’s line Lauren and Chaps of the fashion brand. He previously spent 18 years at Calvin Klein, rising to the role of Global Creative Director there. Commenting on the appointment, Valérie Hermann, President – Ralph Lauren said, “Kevin is a proven leader with significant brand experience. Consistent with the […]

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G-III Apparel taps Barbara Kennedy for Donna Karan

G-III Apparel Group Ltd., leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories, has announced the appointment of Barbara Kennedy to the position of President – Wholesale, Design, Merchandising and Sales of Donna Karan. Kennedy stated, “I have always admired the Donna Karan and DKNY brands and see enormous opportunity ahead. I look forward to working with the G-III and Donna Karan teams to develop the full potential of the Donna Karan and DKNY businesses.” Also Read – […]

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Fashion brand Burberry’s new CEO to take charge in July

Fashion brand Burberry has confirmed that Marco Gobbetti will take charge as Chief Executive Officer from July 5, 2017. Meanwhile, he will assume the role of Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions by the end of this month until July 4, 2017.He is the former CEO and Chairman of Céline, the influential LVMH-owned fashion and accessories brand. In July 2016, the British fashion houserecruited Gobbetti as its new CEO, replacing Christopher Bailey. Burberry […]

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True Fit names new Chief Retail Officer

True Fit, footwear and apparel’s discovery platform, has announced the appointment of Troy Brown to the position of Chief Retail Officer. In this new role, he will lead True Fit’s go-to-market team and drive the global growth of True Fit’s retail partnerships, overseeing all aspects of sales, delivery and client success. William R. Adler, CEO, True Fit welcomed Troy on board. He will be responsible for the proliferation of True Fit’s SaaS solutions including the company’s […]

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Fashion retailer Nordstrom reshuffles management roles; expands reach

Nordstrom, US-based leading fashion specialty retailer, has named Geevy Thomas to the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer. He will lead the most forward-looking customer-centric efforts that the retailer has taken on to date. With 34 years of experience in all areas of Nordstrom, Geevy previously served as the company’s President of Nordstrom Rack. “Geevy is known as a customer-first, visionary leader. That deep knowledge, along with his curiosity and energy to try new […]

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Euratex’s new President assumes charge

Klaus Huneke, who holds an extensive international experience in the textile industry, has assumed charge as new President of Euratex (The European Apparel and Textile Organisation) for a two-year term. He succeeded Sege Piolat, who headed the organization during the last two years. “Serge Piolat achieved impressive results in strengthening the voice of the European textile and clothing industry. To further enhance our industry, my intention is to focus on few strategic priorities such as […]

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Outdoor clothing retailer Sherpa Adventure appoints new Sales VP

Sherpa Adventure Gear, an outdoor clothing retailer, has named Andy Welling as the new Vice President of Sales for the North American region. Welling will have a key role in executing the commercial strategy while being the primary interface between the brand and the sales force. He will also lead the effort to further build the brand within the outdoor industry and work directly with the marketing and product teams. “We are beyond thrilled to have […]

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Champion Thread Company appoints new Sales VP

Champion Thread Company, a leading global supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products supplies, has appointed PJ McCord as the new Vice President of Sales. In his new role, McCord will be responsible for running the company’s sales organization and developing strategic sales plans that will drive profitable growth. McCord has held executive roles with other leading global sewing thread manufacturers prior joining Champion Thread Company. Matt Poovey, President, […]

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