NEW YORK — Bob Green, vice president of sales at St. John, has left the Irvine, Calif., company.

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Green, who was based in New York, had been with St. John since 2004 and was one of the early hires of Richard Cohen, former chief executive officer. Cohen left the company in March 2006.

A spokesman for St. John said Green resigned to pursue other interests, and declined comment on whether his position would be filled. Green couldn’t be reached for comment.

Prior to joining St. John, Green was president and ceo of Vestimenta Inc., overseeing the American operations and the integration of the Calvin Klein business, and before that headed the U.S. arm of Ermenegildo Zegna.

In August, Glenn McMahon, former president of Dolce & Gabbana USA, was named St. John’s ceo and relocated to Irvine. One of the key changes at the firm has been the return of St. John co-founder Marie Gray and her daughter, Kelly, the former creative director, who have rejoined the company as creative consultants.