Kenneth Cole names former Timberland and Macy’s exec as CEO

New York – Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has appointed apparel industry veteran Marc Schneider as CEO, effective Feb. 23. Schneider will assume responsibility for the company’s retail, outlet, e-commerce, international, licensing and wholesale businesses. He takes over from founder Kenneth Cole, who has served as interim CEO since February 2011.

“Over the last year we have been working on transformative initiatives to better position the company for future global growth,” stated Cole, who will continue as executive chairman and chief creative officer.

Schneider was most recently at PVH Corp., where he was group president of the Heritage brands. Prior to PVH, he served as the senior VP and an officer at Timberland.

Previously, Schneider held several leadership positions in retail organizations, including division VP and group VP of the men’s division at Macy’s.


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