Imperial/Tugaloo Names Berkman VP

by MR Magazine Staff

NEW YORK – Handkerchief and scarf manufacturer Imperial/Tugaloo has named David Berkman vice president and national sales manager. Berkman, a 27-year veteran in the apparel business, comes to Imperial from Y Brands where he was a division president. He has also served executive positions at Mountain High Hosiery and Randa.

In his new position at Imperial, Berkman will be looking to grow the company’s accessories and personal furnishings businesses with a special focus on growing the Geoffrey Beene and Van Heusen brands and expanding private label opportunities.

In the better market, Imperial/Tugaloo is a major player in the men’s scarf, handkerchief/pocket square and underwear businesses, where they sell products under the Burberry label. The company also has an extensive private brand business.