2010 October 18
(NEW YORK) Shoe guru Stuart Weitzman serves as executive chairman and creative director of Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC, but today, the company has announced new names to take charge of the brand. Gaetano Sallorenzo, formerly the CEO of Italian denim company Replay Group, has been named CEO of Stuart Weitzman. Prior to joining Replay, he serves as CEO of CK and Calvin Klein Jeans and Sportswear for Europe and North Asia and president of Giorgio Armani for North America. “We are pleased that Gaetano is joining us in this important phase of development,” said Weitzman in a statement. “I am certain that his international experience with leading brands will help Stuart Weitzman capitalize on new opportunities and develop a truly enhanced global presence.”
Another new executive appointment is Wayne Kulkin, who will take the new position of Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC, after 20 years with the company. “Mr. Kulkin’s extensive knowledge and involvement in all aspects of the company, and his experience with the retail sector to which we cater, will continue to assure improvement and growth in all phases of the company’s operations, both domestically and internationally,” said Weitzman. Kulkin will oversee the wholesale and retail businesses.
Finally, the brand has added Giorgio Vicini as chief manufacturing advisor for all footwear. Vicini has 25 years of manufacturing experience for brands like Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Balmain, and Giuseppe Zanotti.