NEW YORK — Cynthia DiPietrantonio has been named to the new post of chief operating officer of The Jones Group Inc.

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Most recently, DiPietrantonio was chief operations officer. In her expanded role, she will oversee production in Jones’ overseas facilities, including the production offices in China and Hong Kong, in addition to her current duties overseeing day-to-day operations of the company.

DiPietrantonio, the senior-most operations executive at the company, has been with Jones for the past 30 years, in increasingly responsible positions. She continues to report to Wesley R. Card, chief executive officer of Jones.

“This promotion comes at an important time, as we continue to implement a seamless supply chain. Since her appointment as chief operations officer five years ago, Cindy has proven herself to be an excellent manager and has been essential in driving company-wide improvements, including enhancing efficiencies in our distribution centers and implementing better buying and planning processes,” said Card.

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In addition to day-to-day operations, DiPietrantonio’s responsibilities as chief operations officer have included systems and technology, logistics and operations, customer service, imports, customs and compliance and distribution. She also oversees strategic relationships, including third-party logistics and retail vendors, and the development of strategic supply chain initiatives.