LOGGIA NAMED MAGIC’S COO; BERNARD EXITS
NEW YORK — Joseph Loggia has been named chief operating officer for MAGIC International. He succeeds John Bernards, who has resigned to return to his consulting business, MAGIC said. Bernards had held the post for two years.
The post of president, which Bernards also held, will be added by Glenn Mounger, MAGIC’s chairman and chief executive officer, but Loggia will be performing Bernards’ duties and running the day-to-day operations of MAGIC, a spokeswoman said. She also said that the organization was not currently looking for a permanent president.
In addition to his new post, Loggia will maintain his responsibilities as chief financial officer of the organization, which stages the MAGIC apparel trade shows in Las Vegas. Loggia joined MAGIC in 1993.
In a statement, MAGIC’s board commended Bernards for “being a force in MAGIC’s recent growth,” by incorporating a men’s designer pavilion as well as the addition of the WWD/MAGIC women’s apparel trade show. The women’s show made its debut in February.