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Giorgio Armani Names CEO of U.S. Subsidiary

Giorgio Armani SpA on Thursday named Bruno Laguardia as chief executive officer of its U.S. subsidiary, replacing Bridget Ryan Berman, who left the company in September.

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MILAN — Giorgio Armani SpA on Thursday named Bruno Laguardia as chief executive officer of its U.S. subsidiary, replacing Bridget Ryan Berman, who left the company in September.

Laguardia, 61, was most recently responsible for spearheading the creation and organization of Trimil SpA, a joint venture set up in 2000 between Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna SpA, to oversee manufacturing and distribution of the Armani Collezioni men's wear line. He began his career at Bassetti Group, an international manufacturer and distributor of home textile products, and has also worked in executive roles at Zegna.

Laguardia "is an accomplished professional with a broad range of experience in the areas of manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations," said Giorgio Armani, who is president and ceo of his company. "He is a leader with great collaborative skills and a proven track record in developing and motivating organizations and building strong client relationships."


For complete coverage, see Friday's WWD.
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