Ex-Triumph France MD, Dominique Seau, has become president of France's leading men's underwear firm Eminence, replacing Marc Lefebvre who has quit the company.

Seau will also have responsibility for the development of women's underwear subsidiary company, Société Internationale de Lingerie (SIL), which has production licences for luxury brands such as Galliano, Lacroix, Dior and Kenzo and is currently finalising deals with Lulu Castagnette and Sonia Rykiel.

Eminence and SIL source production in the Mediterranrean Basin, eastern Europe and Malaysia. The group, which operates Eminence, Athéna and Liabel brands, expects to post a 2007 turnover of EUR 130m (US$187.21), up 10% on the previous year.

By Stuart Todd.