Trade Show Giant UBM Shuffles Executive Ranks

Trade Show Giant UBM Shuffles Executive
Chris DeMoulin
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UBM Americas, the large trade show group that hosts FN Platform, Magic and other events, made several moves within its executive ranks. The goal, the company said in a statement, is to prep for the departure of Joe Loggia, CEO of UBM Advanstar, at the end of the year.

The events organizer named Chris DeMoulin as managing director of its fashion business. He will report to Simon Foster, CEO of UBM Americas.

For DeMoulin, the new role is a return to familiar territory. The executive, who most recently ran UBM’s licensing and automotive businesses, served as president of Magic from 2008 through 2012.

UBM also promoted Tommy Fazio to president of its retail fashion division, from president of men’s fashion, and tapped Erik Ulin to fill Fazio’s former role.

“I’m thrilled to be rejoining the Fashion Group with this incredible team,” DeMoulin said in a statement. “The renewed focus on retail engagement through Tommy Fazio’s appointment, Erik Ulin’s addition to men’s fashion, my new role and the continued efforts of the senior executive team will benefit every aspect of the fashion shows. Together with Tom Nastos, president of women’s fashion, Leslie Gallin, president of footwear, and Christopher Griffin, president of sourcing, I look forward to continuing to grow the fashion portfolio and maintain UBM as the leader in U.S. fashion trade events.”

The changes are part of a transition plan that was announced when U.K.-based UBM plc bought Advanstar Communications Inc. last year for $972 million.