Warnaco Taps Retail Chief

New position created for veteran executive.

Bob Dakin is taking hold of the retail reins at Warnaco Group Inc. as senior vice president of retail, a new position.

Dakin was most recently senior vice president of store operations at J. Jill, which is part of The Talbots Inc. Prior to that he worked at Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor and Lord & Taylor.

At his new post, Dakin will further develop Warnaco’s global retail strategy and identify opportunities in the U.S. He reports to Joe Gromek, president and chief executive officer.