By  on November 2, 2007

NEW YORK — Warnaco Group Inc. is going on the third president of its Calvin Klein Jeans division in less than two years.

The company said late Thursday that Janice Sullivan had been named president of Calvin Klein Jeans, responsible for overseeing design, development, merchandising, marketing and sales for the brand in the Americas. Sullivan will report to Frank Tworecke, president of Warnaco's sportswear group.

Sullivan is a 17-year Liz Claiborne Inc. veteran, where she most recently served as president of Narciso Rodriguez since June. She spent the bulk of her time at Claiborne with DKNY Jeans and Activewear and was president from 2005 to 2007. The move to Calvin will be a homecoming of sorts for Sullivan, who started her career with Calvin Klein Inc. in the jeans division.

"We are delighted to welcome Janice to our team," said Tworecke in a statement. "Her experience in the denim arena and her proven ability in running a premier lifestyle brand will complement our worldwide Calvin Klein Jeans team as we continue to build our global business."

Sullivan replaces Patricia Royak, who is leaving the company. Like Sullivan, Royak migrated to Warnaco from Claiborne. Royak's tenure with Calvin was brief. She joined the company in late August 2006, filling a post that had been open for a month after former brand president Colleen Kelly left to become group president of the wholesale division at Tommy Hilfiger USA.

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