By  on February 5, 2009

Robert Skinner Jr. has re­signed as chief executive officer of Devanlay U.S. Inc., the licensee for Lacoste branded apparel in the U.S., after less than two months on the job. The company attributed Skinner’s departure to “differences with the board,” but declined to elaborate.

Skinner will be replaced by his predecessor in the position, Robert Siegel, who retired as chairman and ceo at the end of 2008 after seven years with the company. During his tenure with Lacoste, Siegel, the former ceo of Stride Rite Corp., was credited with building revenues to $320 million a year from $30 million in 2002 and positioning Lacoste as a status brand, particularly in men’s wear, in the U.S.

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