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R.G. Barry appoints Nicholas DiPaolo & David L. Nichols as director

Jun '05
One of the world's leading footwear developers and marketers, R.G. Barry Corporation's Board of Directors has appointed Nicholas DiPaolo and David L. Nichols to fill two-year terms on the Board.

Mr. DiPaolo, 63, is Vice Chairman of Bernard Chaus, a leading woman's apparel company. He previously retired as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Salant Corporation, a $550 million diversified apparel company. DiPaolo also is a member of the boards of directors of Footlocker Inc, an international footwear retailer, and JPS Industries, a manufacturer of specialty extruded and woven materials. He also serves as a board member of The American Apparel Manufacturer's Association and other industry groups.

“Nick brings to us extensive knowledge gained during more than 30 years as a key fashion industry leader. We expect to benefit from his rich background and unique perspectives as a leading executive in the apparel industry. He also brings to our Board valuable experience gained as a corporate director serving on audit, strategic planning, compensation and retirement committees,” said R.G. Barry Corporation Board Chairman Gordon Zacks.

Mr. Nichols, 63, is the retiring president of Macy's Central division of Federated Department Stores. During a distinguished 42-year career in retailing, he has held a number of key executive positions in addition to his role with Federated, including eight years as chairman and chief executive officer of Mercantile Stores.

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