NEW YORK -- In the latest reshuffling at Alfin Inc., Lawrence Pesin has resigned as president and chief executive officer.
He left the company, a fragrance and cosmetics distributor based in Norwood, N.J., for "personal reasons," according to Mayer D. Moyal, chairman. Moyal has assumed the chief executive officer post until Pesin's successor is named.
Pesin couldn't be reached for comment. He joined Alfin in May, following the resignation in April of chairman and ceo Stanley Kohlenberg, who had joined the company in January.
When Pesin was named ceo, Saul Resnick was named chairman.
Moyal joined the firm in September as the successor to Resnick, who then returned to his post at Pierre Balmain International, which is owned by Erich Fayer, the majority owner of Alfin.
Despite the executive shuffle, Alfin reported a profit of $11,133 in the first quarter of fiscal 1994 ended Oct. 31, boosted by a decrease in overhead, the company said. Alfin had a loss of $540,611 a year earlier.
"We have had some good news lately," said Moyal. "We are launching the Burberrys fragrances next month, so we hope we can have a good second quarter as well."
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)