US: Guess? makes series of appointments
Lifestyle fashion retailer Guess? is making a series of structural realignments in its ranks during 2006.
The company will appoint Carlos Alberini as interim CFO in May - when senior vice president Frederick Silny leaves the position vacant.
Silny is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, but will remain as Geuss CFO until 9 May 2006, at which point Carlos Alberini takes over.
Paul Marciano, co-chairman-CEO, commented: "In the past five years, Fred has contributed tremendously to the growth and expansion of Guess and overall is a great partner to the executive team of Guess. We will miss him a lot and my brother, Maurice Marciano, and I wish him our very best."
In other reorganisation plans, Stephen Pearson joins as executive vice president, chief supply chain officer - a newly created position. He has formerly worked for the J Jill Group and Gap Stores.
Laurent Marchal will be joining the company as president of Guess Canada - another new position. Marchal has spent the last five years as managing director of Zara Canada.
Harriet Sustarsic has been promoted to senior vice president, general merchandise manager, retail division. Before joining Guess, she worked as president and chief merchandising officer with Charlotte Russe for ten years.
Wendy Klarik has been promoted to senior vice president, general merchandise manager, factory division. Previously, she was vice president of merchandising at the Warner Brothers.
Giuliano Sartori has been promoted to vice president of international licensing business development. Sartori will relocate to the Guess Europe headquarters in Florence, Italy.
Stephane Labelle has been named senior vice president of licensing products for Guess Europe. He has been with the company for nine years and is located at the Guess Europe showroom in Milan, Italy. Previously, he was the head of Zara France for eight years.
Terence Tsang, who is currently senior vice president of corporate business development, has been appointed to lead Guess business development of the Asia region and India from 1 March 2006. He will be based in Hong Kong.
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