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GAP EXEC MOVE: John Ermatinger will become president of Gap Japan K.K. in August, responsible for the Gap and Banana Republic stores in Japan. He will be based in Tokyo and will report to Gap Inc. president and chief executive Paul Pressler. Ermatinger was Nike International’s general manager of Asia Pacific apparel, overseeing apparel for Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan. Before Nike, he spent 26 years at Levi Strauss & Co., including a stint as president of Levi’s Strauss Americas.

This story first appeared in the July 17, 2006 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.