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Socol to retire as head of Barneys

BY CSA STAFF

NEW YORK Barneys New York announced today the resignation of Howard Socol as chairman, president and ceo. Socol served in that capacity since January 2001 through a period of significant growth at Barneys and through two changes in ownership of the company.

Mr. Socol stated, After more than seven of the greatest years of my long career in retail, I felt it was time to take time to enjoy all the opportunities that life affords. I felt strongly about remaining with the company for a short period following the sale to Istithmar as well as through the opening of our Las Vegas flagship. With the sale process well behind us and the Las Vegas location having opened in January of this year, this is the appropriate time to move forward. Barneys is very fortunate to have a fantastic management team that has been together for many years and that has led Barneys to the preeminent place in luxury retailing today. 

During Socols tenure with Barneys, the Company initiated an expansion program and has opened four flagship stores, 15 Barneys New York CO-OP stores and two outlet stores. Socol will remain with the company through the end of June.

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Integrated Silicon Solution names cfo

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Integrated Silicon Solution has announced the appointment of John Cobb to the position of cfo and vp of finance and administration effective May 12.

In Cobb’s most recent experience, he held the position of cfo and vp of finance and administration of power integrations, a San Jose, Calif.-based fabless analog semiconductor company, for five years.

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate names new vps

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DURANGO, Colo. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has announced the appointment of two new officers to its management team. Donna Coupe has been hired as vp of franchise support at the company and Jeremy Kinney has been promoted to vp of finance.

Coupe has over 16 years prior experience with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, during which time she served as retail store manager, field consultant and director of franchisee support.

Kinney has approximately nine years of experience with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and has held a variety of operational and financial positions, including director of retail operations and operations analysis, and corporate controller.

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