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Mr Nakatani to enhance wholesale biz of Kenneth Fashion House
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Mar '09
Kenneth Cole Productions Inc announced that it has appointed Chris Nakatani to the position of President of Wholesale, effective immediately. In this newly defined role, Nakatani will have sales responsibility for women's and men's footwear, handbags, and apparel for all brands in the Kenneth Cole portfolio.

He will also oversee planning, customer service and the field coordinator program. The Company has recently realigned its corporate structure and created a unified sales organization across categories to capitalize on the full potential of the Kenneth Cole brand with its wholesale partners and customers.

Nakatani brings 25 years of experience in wholesale sales, merchandising, licensing, corporate strategy, and retail development to this new role. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Corporate Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning at Perry Ellis International, where he was responsible for three separate wholesale divisions.

Previously, Nakatani spent eight years at Tommy Hilfiger in roles of increasing responsibility where he was directly accountable for over $700 million in retail sales covering 32 licensed businesses. Prior to Tommy Hilfiger, Nakatani worked for Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation for nine years in Sales and Merchandising. He started his career at Nordstrom.

Mr. Nakatani commented, "The Kenneth Cole brand has tremendous equity. I am thrilled to join the Company during a time of such significant opportunity, and look forward to leading the sales organization to new heights under its new unified structure."

Nakatani will report to Jill Granoff, Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Granoff said, "Chris is a terrific complement to the Company and our leadership team. He brings extensive brand-building experience that we believe will enhance our wholesale business and make us a stronger company overall."

Nakatani replaces Richard Olicker who announced his departure in late February.

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc


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