Here are just a few of the interesting executive changes making headlines over this past week:
Horowitz New Leader at Abercrombie & Fitch
Ohio-based clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch named Fran Horowitz as the new CEO and director. She takes over from Arthur Martinez, who will continue as chairman. President and chief merchandising officer since 2015, Horowitz came to the firm from Ann Taylor Loft in late 2014, where she held the position of brand president. Her earlier industry experiences included eight years at Express, 13 years at Bloomingdale’s, and lesser stints at Bergdorf Goodman, Bonwit Teller, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
CEO Succession at Tenneco
Tenneco, the Illinois-based auto parts manufacturer, announced the promotion of COO Brian Kesseler as the new CEO, effective in mid-May. Kesseler succeeds Gregg Sherrill, who served as chairman and CEO for the last 10 years. He joined Tenneco as COO in early 2015. Prior to joining Tenneco, Kesseler was a 20-year veteran of Johnson Controls, serving his last two years as president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions.
New Vitality at Barneys New York
Daniella Vitale has succeeded Mark Lee as CEO of the New York City-based high-fashion retailer. CEO since 2010, Lee assumed the executive chairman role. Vitale came to Barneys New York in 2010 and took on the role of EVP and chief merchant. In 2013 she was promoted to SEVP and COO. Vitale’s last role before the move to Barneys New York was president of Gucci America, where she worked for Lee. Vitale held management positions at Giorgio Armani and
Look for more Executives on the Move next week!
Jim Harris is a project editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions, including Hoover’s. He has worked for D&B for over 20 years. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as a US Army Intelligence NonCom & Warrant Officer and eight years as a federal government contractor.