Randa Promotes Five Execs

by MR Magazine Staff

NEW YORK – Randa Accessories announced today that it will be promoting five of its executives to the rank of vice president, a move that reflects the company’s growth as a manufacturer and marketer of luggage and accessories.

Tony Hill, a director of planning since 2003, will be the new vice president of planning at Randa’s New York office.

Rhonda Leader, an employee since 1980 and a business operations manager since 2003, will be the vice president of operations for the Market Connect Group, the company’s in-store merchandising division.

Mary Molyneaux, the new VP of forecasting and sales administration was the director of the IT department since 2004. She will work out of the Chicago office and oversee the company’s Xian, China forecasting office.

Merist Taylor, a 15-year employee, will be the vice president of credit and collections in the Chicago office.

Matthew Willett will be the new VP of merchandising in the neckwear division, coming from Grupo Paloma. He has been in product development with Chaps, J.C. Penney, and Randa.

“Significant growth creates new opportunities and new challenges,” Randa CEO Jeffrey Spiegel said in a statement. “Since 2000, Randa has grown several-fold to $400 million and 850 associates worldwide. This week we filled the positions for five new vice presidents with the best possible candidates – all from within our own organization.”

Randa Accessories makes neckwear, belts, wallets, luggage, small leather goods and other accessories under license from companies like Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Bahama, Dockers, Diane von Furstenberg, Trafalgar, Columbia Sportswear, Chaps, Levi’s and Geoffrey Beene.