June 9 Kenneth Cole Productions Inc has
named Paul Blum Chief Executive replacing founder Kenneth Cole
who took the reins of the clothing and footwear company on an
interim basis after Jill Granoff's departure in February, the
Women's Wear Daily reported.
Blum, who spent 15 years with Kenneth Cole Productions
before leaving to become CEO of jewelry company David Yurman,
returned as vice chairman earlier this year.
Company founder Cole had already indicated that industry
veteran Blum might get the top job.
Blum will take charge on June 20, the fashion industry trade
The company could not be immediately reached for comment.
Shares of the company closed at $10.92 on Thursday on the
New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Abhishek Takle in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj
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