By  on July 1, 2009

Everyone is doing more with less these days including JA Apparel, the owner of the Joseph Abboud brand, which detailed increased responsibilities for four of its executives this week.

Kenton Selvey was named senior vice president of business development and brand strategy. The former vice president of licensing will head international business development of the JA Apparel brands and lead the acquisition and positioning of new brands. He will continue to manage the licensing team and will report directly to chief executive Marty Staff.

Thomas DeCarlo, vice president of finance and controller, will now oversee the company’s human resources in addition to his financial responsibilities. He too will report to Staff.

Robert Golia, previously the vice president of IT and operations, will now manage sales and merchandise planning, merchandising and production, customer service, warehouse operations and logistics. He will be tasked with assuring customer deliveries and improving efficiency throughout the supply chain.

Lastly, Jeannie Ross, who was mostly recently the vice president of sportswear and dress furnishings sales, two categories the company recently farmed out to licenses. Russ will now serve as vice president of JOE Joseph Abboud brand management. Reporting to Kenton Selvey, Jeannie will coordinate JOE’s product offering, which was recently given to JC Penney in an exclusive distribution deal.

The foursomes’ new roles were all newly created positions. The four executives will also join the company’s executive committee.

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