The Wet Seal, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Wet Seal, Inc. (Nasdaq:WTSL), a leading specialty retailer to young
women, today announced the promotions of the Company's two Divisional
Merchandising Managers for its Wet Seal brand. Kim Bajrech has been
appointed Senior Vice President-General Merchandising Manager of
Apparel, and Debbie Shinn has been appointed Senior Vice
President-General Merchandising Manager of Accessories and
Ready-to-Wear. Ms. Bajrech and Ms. Shinn previously served as
VP-Divisional Merchandising Manager of Apparel and VP-Divisional
Merchandising Manager of Accessories and Ready-to-Wear, respectively,
since July 2009. The promotions were effective March 25th,
and both will continue to report to John Goodman, Chief Executive
Commenting on the promotions, Mr. Goodman stated, "We are thrilled to
recognize the talents and accomplishments of Kim and Debbie. They have a
deep understanding of the fast fashion market, they know the Wet Seal
customer well and they are executing on all fronts as we return the
business to its roots. I will continue to work closely with Kim and
Debbie and feel confident that we have the right team in place to help
us reenergize the Wet Seal business and drive growth."
Prior to joining Wet Seal, Ms. Bajrech was Creative Director at PJ
Salvage, a leading manufacturer of fashionable PJs, loungewear and
intimates. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bajrech was a Vice
President-Divisional Merchandising Manager for The Wet Seal from 1990 to
Ms. Shinn served as Vice President-Divisional Merchandising Manager for
Junior Sportswear at Kohl's prior to joining Wet Seal. Ms. Shinn held a
variety of Vice President-General Merchandise Manager roles at Pacific
Sunwear from 1998 to 2006 and started her career at Hecht's, a division
of May Company, where she held several managerial positions over the
course of 19 years.
About The Wet Seal, Inc.
Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, The Wet Seal, Inc. is a
leading specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel and
accessory items. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated a total of
530 stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico, including 468 Wet Seal stores
and 62 Arden B stores. The Company's products can also be purchased
online at www.wetseal.com
For more Company information, visit www.wetsealinc.com.
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The Wet Seal, Inc.
Steven H. Benrubi
Source: The Wet Seal, Inc.
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