– TIMELY PROMOTIONS: Timex Group has made two senior management appointments following last month’s arrival of Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard as president and chief executive officer. Adam Gurian was named president of the Timex business unit and will be responsible for the management and growth of the Timex brand in the U.S., as well as its international expansion. Gurian has been president of Timex’s Callanen International unit, which manages the Nautica, Mark Ecko and Helix brands, a position he held since 1995. Succeeding Gurian is Scott Wolfe, vice president of global marketing at Callanen. Gurian and Wolfe begin their new assignments next week and both report to Hoejsgaard.
-PETERMAN FAMILY MATTERS: Tim A. Peterman was named Tuesday as president of The J. Peterman Co., the lifestyle brand best known for its catalogues that contain descriptions of products that are as entertaining as they are informative. His father, John, the company founder, will remain as chairman. Tim Peterman will join the firm on April 1. He is senior vice president of corporate development at The E.W. Scripps Co., a media firm.
– DISMERO LANDS IN CHICAGO: Italian sportswear line Dismero recently opened its first U.S. store on Chicago’s Oak Street. The 1,000-square-foot space at 50 East Oak Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood houses the line’s knitwear, denim, activewear, handbags, belts and shoes. Dismero’s designer, Andy D’Auria, said he chose Chicago for his flagship because he was impressed by the city’s historic architecture and the refined style of Oak Street. The boutique features T-shirts for $100 to $200, jeans from $219 and $419 and outerwear for $300 to $500. Dismero operates freestanding locations in Munich; Verona, Italy, and a shop-in-a-shop concept at Wildflower in Naples, Fla.