Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Mr Thorne to lead JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Merchandising Department
Mr Thorne to lead JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Merchandising Department
10
Feb '09
JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. is pleased to announce that James W. Thorne has been promoted to Executive Vice President for Merchandising and Chief Merchandising Officer. Mr. Thorne will continue to lead the Company's Merchandising Department, with responsibility for all product design, manufacturing and sourcing; all planning and allocation; and all retailing of the Company's merchandise lines, including all tailored clothing, sportswear, shirts and accessories. Mr. Thorne will assume his new roles effective February 1, 2009.

Mr. Thorne, 48, is one of the most respected merchandising executives in the tailored clothing industry. Mr. Thorne joined JoS. A. Bank in 1986 and has held a variety of increasingly important merchandising positions, including, most recently, Senior Vice President for Merchandising and head of Planning and Allocation. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.

Mr. Thorne will continue to report to Company President and Chief Executive Officer R. Neal Black. Mr. Black stated: “I have worked with Jim for nearly ten years and trust him to continue increasing the already high level of quality in our merchandise, while working to reduce costs, develop innovative products and maintain high levels of inventory fulfillment for our customers. I am pleased that Jim will remain an integral part of the growth of the Company.”

Mr. Thorne's promotion is part of the Company's succession plan announced last year. As of December 21, 2008, former CEO Robert Wildrick became Chairman of the Board and Mr. Black became CEO. Mr. Thorne replaces Mr. Black as Chief Merchandising Officer.

JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., established in 1905, is one of the nation's leading retailers of men's classically-styled tailored and casual clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories.

JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Inc


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Connor Group

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

Protectionism top threat to textile sourcing: William Connor

Protectionism is the biggest political factor and threat affecting...

Courtesy: Tintex

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

'Price ratio is key factor for knitted fabrics market'

The price ratio is a key factor for the global knitted fabrics market ...

Leisure sneakers lead US footwear sales: The NPD Group

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Jun 2018

Leisure sneakers lead US footwear sales: The NPD Group

Leisure sneakers dominated US footwear sales between May 2017 and...

Interviews View All

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search