BLOOMINGDALE’S APPOINTS TWO TO SENIOR POSTS

NEW YORK — In two senior-level promotions, Bloomingdale’s named James Gundell as general merchandise manager for accessories, shoes and intimate apparel and said that David Fisher will succeed him as general manager of the 59th Street flagship.
Gundell continues as a senior vice president and succeeds Marty Nealon, who joined Abraham & Straus last July.
Fisher has also been promoted to senior vice president. He was merchandise vice president for coats, special sizes and swimwear. Both executives report to Michael Gould, chairman and chief executive officer.
Gundell started his career as an executive trainee at Bloomingdale’s, and held buying, divisional merchandise manager and store manager positions, rose to operating vice president, and was promoted to his last position at the flagship in the fall of 1991.
Fisher started with Bloomingdale’s in 1983 as a divisional merchandise manager in the King of Prussia, Pa., store and transferred to the 59th Street flagship in 1985 as a divisional merchandise manager, and later returned as a store manager to King of Prussia. He later rose to operating vice president and was promoted to his last post in 1991.

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