NEW YORK, Aug 28, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WRNC) today announced
the appointment of Patricia J. Royak as President, Calvin Klein(R)
Jeans division. Royak will oversee all aspects of design, development,
merchandising, marketing and sales for the Calvin Klein Jeans brand in
the United States and will report directly to Frank Tworecke,
President of the Sportswear Group.
Royak joins Warnaco with 25 years of apparel and accessories
experience. She most recently served as Vice President of Global Brand
Marketing for Liz Claiborne Apparel and President, Liz Claiborne
Europe; both divisions of Liz Claiborne Inc. Previously, Royak spent
eighteen years at Levi Strauss & Company including five years in their
Asia Pacific division where she played a key role in establishing
Levi's direct to consumer platform.
Joe Gromek, Warnaco's President and Chief Executive Officer,
commented, "We are delighted to welcome Pat to our team. Her strong
background in the denim category and her experience running global
lifestyle brands will both be great assets to us as we continue to
develop our Calvin Klein Jeans business."
The Warnaco Group, Inc., headquartered in New York, is a leading
apparel company engaged in the business of designing, marketing and
selling intimate apparel, menswear, jeanswear, swimwear, men's and
women's sportswear and accessories under such owned and licensed
brands as Warner's(R), Olga(R), Lejaby(R), Body Nancy Ganz(tm),
Speedo(R), Anne Cole(R), Op(R), Ocean Pacific(R), Cole of
California(R) and Catalina(R) as well as Chaps(R) sportswear and
denim, J. Lo by Jennifer Lopez(R) lingerie, Nautica(R) swimwear,
Michael Kors(R) swimwear and Calvin Klein(R) men's and women's
underwear and sportswear, men's, women's, junior women's and
children's jeans and accessories and women's and juniors' swimwear.
SOURCE: The Warnaco Group, Inc.
The Warnaco Group, Inc.
Deborah Abraham, 212-287-8289