William V Roberti has been appointed as executive vice president of Tropical Sportswear Int'l Corporation and president of the Victorinox division of the company. Mr Roberti, who was chairman and CEO of Duck Head Apparel Co Inc, joined TSI through the recent acquisition of Duck Head.

From 1995 to 1998 Mr Roberti was president and CEO of Plaid Clothing Group Inc, the second largest tailored clothing manufacturer in the United States. From 1987 to 1994, he was president and CEO of Brooks Bros Inc, a division of Marks and Spencer Plc, a leading upscale retailer of men's and women's apparel.

Roberti will report to Christopher B Munday, president of Tropical Sportswear Int'l Corporation, and will have primary management responsibility for the company's Victorinox division. In addition, he will assist with future business development and growth initiatives, including brand licensing programs and acquisitions.


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