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Guess names former Nike exec as new COO

BY CSA STAFF

Los Angeles Guess announced Wednesday it has appointed J. Michael Prince as its COO.

Prince, who joins the company on Nov. 15 and will oversee operational support and global supply chain, will report to Paul Marciano, CEO and vice chairman.

Since 2009, Prince has served as CFO of the Nike Affiliates division of Nike, which manages a portfolio of global lifestyle and sports brands. Previously, he held the same position for Converse, a Nike subsidiary.

The company also announced that its search for a president of the Americas is ongoing.

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New York & Co. appoints marketing chief

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New York City New York & Co. Tuesday announced that Eran Cohen has been named to the position of executive VP chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for all marketing and visual aspects of the chain’s integrated brand strategy and marketing campaign including its e-commerce business.

Cohen joins New York & Co. from Collective Brand’s Payless ShoeSource Division, where most recently he was senior VP chief marketing officer.

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Former Blockbuster CFO named president of American Apparel

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New York City American Apparel has hired the former CFO of Blockbuster Tom Casey, as acting president, putting him in charge of leading the company as it embarks on a new strategy.

The announcement comes amid American Apparel’s struggle to avoid being delisted by the New York Stock Exchange and to keep compliance with debt covenants.

American Apparel last month received a warning that it could be delisted as it delayed the filing of its second-quarter results amid the resignation of its accounting firm in July. The exchange later extended the delisting proceedings to Nov. 15, by which time the company has promised to file its quarterly results.

Casey was Blockbuster’s financial chief for three years before departing ahead of last month’s bankruptcy filing by the movie-rental chain.

American Apparel said he will have primary responsibility for developing the company’s operating strategy.

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