US: Warnaco names McCluskey CEO as Gromek retires
Helen McCluskey will replace Joe Gromek in February as Warnaco CEO
Sportswear, intimate apparel and swimwear maker Warnaco Group Inc has named Helen McCluskey as its next president and chief executive officer, succeeding Joe Gromek who is retiring down after nearly a decade.
McCluskey, who is currently chief operating officer, will succeed Gromek in February.
She joined Warnaco in 2004 as group president-intimate apparel, adding global responsibility for the company's swimwear brands before being promoted to chief operating officer in 2010. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Calvin Klein Jeans and Chaps brands as well as all of the company's international businesses and its global supply chain and sourcing operations.
Earlier roles included group president of the moderate women's sportswear division of Liz Claiborne Inc, and 18 years in the intimate apparel units of Sara Lee Corporation where she served as president of Playtex Apparel.
Warnaco chairman Charles Perrin said the company "has been working on a succession planning process for several years to assure a smooth and seamless transition of leadership upon Joe's retirement.
"Since Helen's arrival, she has impressed the board, customers, and colleagues alike and she has demonstrated leadership qualities that we believe will ensure Warnaco's continued success."
Gromek, who has led the company for nine years, reshaped Warnaco from a domestic apparel wholesaler into one of the world's leading retail organisations and an unprecedented period of expansion.
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