John Kammeier, a 30-year men’s wear veteran, has been promoted to president of NGL, the licensed division of dress shirts, neckwear and furnishings for Nick Graham. Kammeier joined the company in January 2016 as executive vice president of sales and merchandising.
He succeeds Chuck Hellman, who is leaving the company to pursue a personal retail venture. Hellman will remain an adviser to the brand.
“Over the last 18 months, John has made a significant contribution to the brand’s growth and has dramatically expanded our distribution,” Graham said, “He’s one of the best merchandisers in the men’s wear industry and has taken the product and brand to another level.”
Kammeier began his career in retail, holding buying positions at Woodward & Lothrop, Neiman Marcus and Britches of Georgetown. From 2004 to 2015, he was at Randa, where he held various merchandising positions working with brand including Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Ben Sherman and others. His most recent position at Randa was president of neckwear and jewelry.
“I’ve known Nick a long time and love his vision for his new brand,” Kammeier said. “Giving men contemporary solutions at an affordable price is a huge opportunity and I’m honored to accept a bigger role in the development of the company.”
Graham launched his eponymous brand in 2014 and offers shirts, neckwear, accessories, tailored clothing and outerwear.