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Perry Ellis Names CFO

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis International Inc. appointed George Pita chief financial officer on Monday.<BR><BR>Pita joined the company in 2002 and managed several different divisions before becoming senior vice president of finance and controller in...

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis International Inc. appointed George Pita chief financial officer on Monday.

Pita joined the company in 2002 and managed several different divisions before becoming senior vice president of finance and controller in April 2002. He has been the interim cfo since Nov. 1, when Timothy Page resigned.

Page guided Perry Ellis through some major acquisitions, including Jantzen Apparel Corp. in 2002. That deal bought Perry Ellis the rights to licenses for Nike competitive swimwear and accessories and Tommy Hilfiger women’s, juniors’ and girl’s swimwear.

Pita will have similar duties, including piloting Perry Ellis chairman and chief executive officer George Feldenkreis through the company’s acquisition of Tropical Sportswear International Corp.