MOVING UP AT BURTON: Burton president and chief operating officer Laurent Potdevin has also been named chief executive officer, overseeing all Burton brands globally. He takes over the position from Burton founder Jake Burton Carpenter, who will now be chairman and will remain active in the company, Burton said in a statement Thursday. Carpenter founded the company in 1977 and has been ceo since.

NEW AT EASEL: Antigone Sorkin is said to be joining Easel, a contemporary sportswear company specializing in novelty knits, on Monday. Sorkin is expected to become vice president of sales. Most recently she was at Magaschoni, a bridge knitwear firm, where she was vice president of sales and merchandising. Executives at Easel would not comment on Sorkin's hire until restructuring efforts are in place.

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