Stephen L Ruzow and Donna B Weaver have been elected as corporate vice presidents at Kellwood Inc the company announced on Friday.

Ruzow joined Kellwood as president of Kellwood Womenswear in 2001. He has over 30 years of experience in the apparel industry with expertise in management, fashion marketing and brand development. He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company's women's wear divisions with special emphasis on strategic marketing, licensing and brand building initiatives.

Prior to Kellwood, Ruzow was chairman and chief executive officer of Pegasus Apparel Group. From 1989 to 1998 he served as president and COO of Donna Karan International.

Donna Weaver began her career at Kellwood in 1980 and was named vice president corporate communications in 2002. She is responsible for the direction and management of corporate and marketing communications, media relations, advertising and web strategies.