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Russell Newman Hires Two New Execs

(Filed Under Fashion News). Russell Newman has added two intimate apparel veterans to its executive team. The company hired Victoria Vandagriff, former president of Bendon USA/Elle Macpherson Intimates, as executive vice president of sales, and Paula MacDougall, former vice president of merchandising for the Warnaco Group, as chief merchandising officer. Vandagriff will be in charge of strategic planning and management of the company’s branded and private label businesses, while MacDougall will oversee design and merchandising for both areas.

According to the company, Vandagriff’s wholesale and retail apparel experience spans across 20 years. In addition to Bendon USA, she has worked for the Carole Hochman Design Group. MacDougall has 30 years of retail and wholesale apparel experience. Prior to her time at Warnaco, she worked for Macy’s, Inc. for 17 years in a variety of capacities, including intimate apparel product development and team building.

“We are thrilled to add Victoria and Paula to our management team,” Eric Hamburg, chief executive officer of Russell Newman, said. “They both bring unique expertise with their extensive backgrounds in the industry and will support Russell Newman’s growth trajectory.”

Russell Newman describes itself as one of the world’s largest privately held sleepwear, loungewear and intimate apparel companies. It designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and markets brands including KN Karen Neuburger, Carol Malony and Laura Ashley Sleepwear. For further information, call the company’s San Francisco headquarters at (415) 258-0701.

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Published 01-26-2010 by Amanda Torres Price

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