PEI ADDS TO SWIM TEAM: Perry Ellis International has made two executive management appointments in its women’s swim division. Gail Rhodes has been named senior vice president of sales for women’s swim. She is responsible for growing the business and leading the company’s sales team for the JAG, Jantzen, South Point, Zuma Beach, Original Penguin and Perry Ellis women’s swimwear brands. Michelle Mohlere has been appointed vice president of women’s swimwear and will oversee the swimwear design and merchandising for the company’s women’s labels. Rhodes and Mohlere report to Seth Ellison, president of the company’s swim and action sports division. “We are fortunate to have hired these two top executives to help us maximize opportunities with our new JAG license,” Ellison said. PEI became the JAG licensee last month.

This story first appeared in the June 8, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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