After a two-year run as president of Ports 1961, Randy Federgreen has exited the company.
His former responsibilities are now being handled by general manager Salem Cibani, who is based at the corporate headquarters in Milan. The company does not plan to hire a new executive, according to Eddie Parsons, senior director of marketing.
Federgreen, who could not be reached for comment Thursday, has worked with such companies as Pringle of Scotland, HMX Group, Exhale Spa, Pierre Corthay and Eleven Eleven Watches. Before he joined Ports 1961, he served as president of global wholesale at Bamford Ltd. from 2007 to 2009. But the bulk of Federgreen’s career — nearly 23 years — was spent at Ralph Lauren, where he worked his way up to vice president of Ralph Lauren Purple Label.
In an effort to have more of an international focus, Ports 1961 shifted its home office from New York to its Milan location last fall. Both the women’s and men’s runway shows are shown in Milan. Ports 1961 apparel and accessories are made entirely in Italy where the brand’s production is done through a network of 30 Italian companies.