Vionic appointed Jerry Williamson to the post of senior vice president of global sales, and Angela Caltagirone as senior vice president of digital and brand marketing.
Williamson will lead the Vionic domestic, international, home shopping and medical teams, while Caltagirone will lead the Vionic digital and marketing teams.
Williamson was most recently executive vice president of sales for Lucca Lane and Latigo Footwear/Footwear Unlimited. Prior to that, he was director of sales for UGG.
Caltagirone most recently was with Belardi Wong as executive vice president of Growth Strategies, advising and subject matter expert 200 brand clients. including footwear and apparel. Prior to that, she worked for Williams-Sonoma for more than 20 years, where she led the company’s digital transformation.
Vionic specializes in comfort footwear using a style-infused biomechanical technology. The signature brand is sold across global retail channels, including leading department, independent, specialty, online and home shopping retailers.
DowDupont announced that Nicholas C. Fanandakis will retire as executive vice president, effective July 31.
A 40-year Dupont veteran, Fanandakis served as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) through 2017, when E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company merged with The Dow Chemical Company. He continued to serve as CFO of the DuPont legal entity within DowDupont until 2019.
Fanandakis has played a key role in the separation of DowDupont into three companies: Dow, the former materials science division and now an independent company; Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division, and Dupont, the specialty products division. Fanandakis’ career at Dupont began in 1979 in the Petrochemicals Department. In the years that followed, he served in a variety of positions across the company’s divisions before taking on a series of key business leadership roles, focused primarily on the Industrial Solutions, Chemical and Applied Biosciences markets. He became Dupont’s CFO in 2009.
Kornit Digital named Chris Govier as managing director at Kornit Digital Europe GmbH.
In his new role, Govier will oversee Kornit Digital’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and will be instrumental in scaling up Kornit’s business. He brings broad experience in supporting customers with industrial digital transformation, previously serving in sales and general management roles at Xerox Corp.
Kornit Digital develops, manufactures and markets industrial and commercial printing solutions for the apparel and textile industries. Kornit has offices in the U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe and serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced changes as part of its ongoing “transforming while growing” phase, which include the decision to eliminate the role of chief operating officer.
Accordingly, the company’s chief operating officer, Joanne C. Crevoiserat, will leave the company following a short transition period.
In the newly streamlined organization, the company’s chief financial officer, chief information officer, head of global supply chain and head of the transformation management office will now report to the CEO, Fran Horowitz.
Luxury consignment retailer the RealReal announced four new appointments to its board of directors.
Joining the board are Stefan Larsson, most recently former president and CEO at Ralph Lauren Corp.; James (Jim) Miller, a former executive at Google Inc. and Amazon.com; Niki Leondakis, president of Wolff Resident Experience Company, and Rob Krolik, former chief financial officer of Yelp.
The new independent directors bring The RealReal’s board size to eight. They join Julie Wainwright, founder, CEO and board chair. Three other board directors include Michael Kumin, managing partner at Great Hill Equity Partners; Gilbert L. Baird III, co-founder and partner of PWP Growth Equity, and Maha Ibrahim, general partner of Canaan Partners.