Los Angeles – The board of directors of Guess Inc. has appointed Joseph Gromek, increasing the number of directors to seven and bringing the total number of independent directors to five. Gromek will also serve on the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees of the board.
Gromek was president and CEO of The Warnaco Group Inc., a global apparel company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that time, he served as president and CEO of Brooks Brothers Inc. and held senior management positions with a variety of other retail and apparel companies including Saks Fifth Avenue, Limited Brands Inc. and Ann Taylor.
"I have known Joe since he was at Saks Fifth Avenue in the early 80's,” said Maurice Marciano, chairman of the board. “He has had an amazing career in the industry and he's bringing with him tremendous experience both in the United States and worldwide. We are delighted that Joe will be joining our board."