BOGNER EXITS HE-RO GROUP
NEW YORK — Alan R. Bogner, who was brought in 2 1/2 years ago by the late Herbert Rounick to help him run The He-Ro Group, has resigned as president and chief operating officer to pursue other interests.
Bogner joined He-Ro in May 1993 after 30 years at Loehmann’s, where he was chief executive officer from 1987 to 1992. During that period, Loehmann’s, the off-price specialty store, was He-Ro’s biggest customer.
He-Ro said Friday it would not seek a replacement for Bogner. Instead, his responsibilities will be assumed by Della Rounick, co-chairman and ceo, and Mitchell Simbal, vice president of store operations. Rounick is Herbert Rounick’s widow.
He-Ro, which was substantially downsized in the past two years, makes and markets special occasion ready-to-wear under its proprietary Niteline by Della Roufogali label, and the licensed Black Tie by Oleg Cassini tag.
The company had sales of $57.2 million for the year ending May 31.