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Chris Nakatani named CEO at The Apparel Group

September 03, 2014 (United States Of America)

TAL Group has appointed Chris Nakatani as Chief Executive Officer of The Apparel Group, Ltd. (TAG), a subsidiary of the TAL Group.

Chris Nakatani will be based out of TAG's New York office and will be responsible for menswear, womenswear and 3PL divisions in the US market.

TAG with annual sales of $1.1 billion designs and manufactures branded and private label collections for some of the largest garment companies in North America.

In the womenswear division, TAG's brand portfolio includes Foxcroft and Paperwhite and Enro and Damon in its menswear segment. Additionally, TAG has a majority stake in New York based Maker & Company.

Chris Nakatani replaces current TAG CEO, John Liu who is stepping down, after working at TAG for twenty nine years. However, he will remain as a non-executive Chairman on the TAG Board.

"We are pleased to welcome Chris and are extremely excited about the depth of experience in the brand-building and leadership that he carries, which will further enhance our strength," said Roger Lee, CEO of TAL Group.

Chris Nakatani has over 25 years of experience in planning, wholesale, merchandising, licensing, corporate strategy and retail development.

Prior to joining TAG, Chris served as CEO of PLV Studio, where he was responsible for the growth of their Pour La Victoire brand, which lists Cameron Diaz as Artistic Director.

Chris Nakatani has also previously worked at Kenneth Cole Productions as President of Wholesale, with full sales responsibility for all brands within the Kenneth Cole portfolio.

Chris spent several years at Perry Ellis as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and eight years at Tommy Hilfiger in roles of increasing responsibility, accountable for over $700 million in retail sales for 32 licensed businesses.

Prior to Tommy Hilfiger, Nakatani worked for Polo Ralph Lauren for nine years in Sales & Merchandising. (AR)


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