Delta Galil tapped former American Apparel chief executive officer Paula Schneider to be CEO of DG Premium Brands. In her new role, Schneider will manage 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss. With more than 30 years of retail experience, Schneider’s resume includes stints at BCBG Max Azria, Laundry by Shelli Segal and Warnaco.
Reebok named Thomas Steinbrück as its new creative director. Steinbrück will manage the creative direction of the brand’s apparel and footwear collections by guiding the design teams and setting trends. Previously, he held senior creative roles at Elie Saab, Kenneth Cole and Porsche Design.
John Graham was appointed as Speedo USA’s new president. Previously, Graham served as the company’s senior vice president of sales. Before joining Speedo USA, Graham served as Quiksilver’s SVP of sales, where he expanded the company’s e-commerce and wholesale sales in North America. His resume includes stints at Easton Bell Sports and Nike.
Microban is growing its global textiles team in Asia, Europe and the U.S. The company appointed Thomas Case as its new director of business development for textiles, Zsolt Huszágh as its new head of textile business development in Europe, Dr. Lance Li as its new senior formulations chemist, Jerry Wang as its new regional director of Asia Textile Services and Simon Zhao as its new senior technical engineer and business development specialist.
Johnnie-O hired Chris Knott as its new chief merchandising officer. Knott joins Johnnie-O with more than 30 years of retail experience. He founded luxury brand Peter Millar in 2001 and retired from his position last year to spend more time with his family. Now, Knott will enhance Johnnie-O’s brand positioning and menswear lifestyle merchandise.
Marni named Francesco Risso as its new creative director. Risso previously worked for Anna Molinari, Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Malo, before he joined Prada in 2008 to work on women’s show collections. Risso’s first Marni collection will be for Autumn/Winter 2017. Risso’s appointment follows Marni founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglioni’s personal decision to leave the brand. Serving as Marni’s creative director for more than 20 years, Castiglioni was praised for her advanced designs and gained much admiration from other fashion industry leaders. Risso will replace Castiglioni immediately.