Vice Charman Joel Newman to step down at Kenneth Cole

by MR Magazine Staff

Kenneth Cole Productions announced today that Vice Chairman and COO Joel Newman will be stepping down from day-to-day responsibilities with the company but staying on for the next two years as a non-exclusive independent consultant.

Newman joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in February 2006. Prior to joining Kenneth Cole, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer of Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Inc., its parent company. Prior to joining Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc., Mr. Newman held various senior operations and financial positions with major companies in the apparel wholesale and retail industries.