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Kellwood names former Barnes& Noble exec as CEO


New York -- Apparel manufacturer and retailer Kellwood has named Joseph Lombardi, the former CFO of Barnes & Noble, as CEO.

Lombardi joined Kellwood as CFO in 2013, and has three decades of retail experience across a variety of sectors, including apparel.

"The board of directors is very pleased to name Joe Lombardi as Kellwood's new CEO," said Mark Brody, Kellwood board director. "He brings a wealth of leadership and industry experience to the table along with financial acumen. These skills will be invaluable as the company continues to build on its strong foundation for growth."

Prior to joining Kellwood, Lombardi was CFO of Barnes & Noble, where he oversaw strategic planning and development to focus on growth opportunities and investment returns. He led a variety of high profile initiatives involving key mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs and the disposition of non-core businesses.

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