Swank CEO John Tulin Retiring in May

by Harry Sheff

John TulinJohn Tulin, chief executive of Randa Accessories’ Swank division, will retire on May 16. Tulin, who joined Swank in 1971, has been its CEO since 1995. He retained the title when Randa acquired Swank in May 2012.

“Swank has enjoyed a wonderful 100-year history as one of the truly great companies in our industry,” said Tulin. “We were innovators in many respects. We were among the very first to recognize the potential of the licensing model and the power it could bring to a company like Swank. We always believed that we could create our own opportunities. We never stopped looking ahead. I feel very comfortable in the knowledge that Jeff Spiegel and the Randa family will carry on that great Swank tradition.”
Randa CEO Jeffrey Spiegel added, “I’ve known John for over 20 years, first as a tough competitor, then as a tough negotiator, but always as a respected friend. I’m very glad that John and I had the opportunity to work together these last two years building something extraordinary. I wish him a wonderfully rewarding retirement.”

Tulin is the last Swank executive to announce his retirement. Mel Goldfeder will retire in June. Rick Luft retired in March.