Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / JA Apparel names New Management Team
JA Apparel names New Management Team
13
Sep '10
JA Apparel Corp., the maker of fine men's clothing and an array of licensed products, announced that it has named Anthony R. Sapienza as CEO, replacing Marty Staff, who has left the company to pursue other endeavors. Sapienza has been President and COO of Joseph Abboud Mfg. Corp., the company's manufacturing arm in New Bedford, MA, for 13 years.

At the same time, the company announced that Kenton Selvey, who had been SVP-Business Development and Brand Strategy, will now become President of the JA Brand Group, reporting to Sapienza. Selvey, who has more than 20 years' experience in product licensing, came to JA Apparel five years ago to drive expansion of its licensing business. Ross Gershkowitz, who had been VP-Sales and has more than 20 years' experience in both wholesale and retail trade, is now SVP-Tailored Clothing.

Bill Watts, the company's Chairman, said, “Marty's creativity and drive have been important elements in the business strategy that the company has put in place over the last six years, and we wish him well. We believe that this new management structure lead by Tony, Kenton and Ross addresses the current needs of our customers and partners while leveraging our two greatest assets: high quality design and manufacturing based in the U.S. and strategic licensing of the Joseph Abboud brand name.”

Sapienza added, “Joseph Abboud is one of the truly great designer brands in American fashion. Our focus, as always, remains on working with customers and partners to create and sell fashion-forward lines that create value at every level of the men's clothing and accessories spectrum. Joining with Kenton and Ross, we look forward to continuing to partner in their success.”

Headquartered in New York City with manufacturing facilities in New Bedford, MA, JA Apparel is a leading men's fashion designer, with clothing and accessories that can outfit a man in style throughout his entire life. As a major licensor, the company has an expanding universe of products ranging from luggage and footwear to eyewear to home furnishings. JA Apparel's customers include some of the largest and most successful department and specialty stores throughout the United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Latin America, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada and Taiwan.

JA Apparel Corp


Must ReadView All

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports earn $7.3 bn in Q1

Textiles | On 20th Apr 2018

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports earn $7.3 bn in Q1

Vietnam earned $7.339 billion from textile and garment exports in the ...

Uganda yet to exploit AGOA benefits: US envoy Malac

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Apr 2018

Uganda yet to exploit AGOA benefits: US envoy Malac

Uganda is yet to take full advantage of the Africa Growth and...

Courtesy: KBR, Inc

Textiles | On 20th Apr 2018

KBR completes KPIC’s ethylene plant revamp project

KBR, Inc. has successfully completed the ethylene plant revamp...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

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


April 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search