The Jones Group Inc. is tapping a veteran member of its team as COO, a newly-created position at the firm.
Cynthia DiPietrantonio, who has been with the firm for 30 years, has been promoted to the role, effective immediately.
DiPietrantonio most recently oversaw operations, including systems and technology, logistics and operations, customer service, imports, customs and compliance, and distribution.
In addition to those responsibilities, DiPietrantonio will now also oversee production in the firm’s overseas facilities, including its production offices in China and Hong Kong, and will continue to report to Jones CEO Wesley Card.
“This promotion comes at an important time, as we continue to implement a seamless supply chain,” Card said in a statement. “Cindy has proven herself to be an excellent manager and has been essential in driving company-wide improvements, including enhancing efficiencies in our distribution centers and implementing better buying and planning processes.”
DiPietrantonio said, “We remain focused on enhancing speed to market, sourcing and supply chain management and productdevelopment cycle times through proper support systems and controls.”