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Saks Names Two Execs At Parisian

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Saks Inc. filled two high-level vacancies at its Parisian division Wednesday, naming David Doub senior vice president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear and Kenneth Armstrong senior vice president for stores....

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Saks Inc. filled two high-level vacancies at its Parisian division Wednesday, naming David Doub senior vice president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear and Kenneth Armstrong senior vice president for stores.

They will report to George Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Saks Department Store Group, who began supervising the Parisian specialty store division in February following the departure of Rob Gruen, as well as overseeing the department stores.

Doub succeeds Gregg Kennedy and Armstrong succeeds Howard Parge. Doub was a 23-year veteran of Dillard’s, where he held such key spots as president of the corporate home division, president of the Southeast division, and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear.

Armstrong for the past two years has been involved in real estate, but before that, he worked for Lord & Taylor from 1984 to 2001, serving as senior vice president of stores from 1991 to 2001, among other jobs. Prior to L&T, he held merchandising and store posts with Macy’s.

In addition to the Saks Department Store Group, Saks Inc. operates Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises.