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Hans Schmitt to join Warnaco

Hans Schmitt, the senior vice president of Hugo Boss in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed managing director of Warnaco Europe.

Schmitt is to join Warnaco, the fashion licensing and design giant in August. Warnaco operates the license for Calvin Klein jeans, underwear and swimwear worldwide.

Schmitt has worked at Hugo Boss for the past twelve years and was most recently responsible for the Hugo Boss retail and wholesale operation in Europe and the Middle East and Africa.

Warnaco president and chief executive Joe Gromek said: “We are pleased to welcome Hans to the team. His strong leadership skills and understanding of the European retail and wholesale market will be an asset as we continue to expand our Calvin Klein businesses.”

Schmitt was placed in the role by Fran Minogue, managing partner at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

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