May 13, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (April 28, 2014) – John Tulin, CEO of Swank, Inc., has announced that he will retire as of May 16th after 43 years with the Company.
Tulin joined Swank in 1971 and has served as its CEO since 1995. Under his leadership, the Company continuously reinvented itself to adjust to the rapidly changing retail and wholesale environment. Each reinvention strengthened Swank’s position as one of the dominant men’s accessories firms in the United States. Tulin believes that Swank’s merger with Randa in May of 2012 was the perfect next step in that process.
Tulin commented that, “Swank has enjoyed a wonderful 100 year history as one of the truly great companies in our industry. We were innovators in many respects. We were among the very first to recognize the potential of the licensing model and the power it could bring to a company like Swank. We always believed that we could create our own opportunities. We never stopped looking ahead. I feel very comfortable in the knowledge that Jeff Spiegel and the Randa family will carry on that great Swank tradition.”
Jeffrey Spiegel, Randa’s CEO said, “I’ve known John for over 20 years, first as a tough competitor, then as a tough negotiator, but always as a respected friend. I’m very glad that John and I had the opportunity to work together these last two years building something extraordinary. I wish him a wonderfully rewarding retirement.”
“It’s been my privilege to lead talented, dedicated people and work with terrific partners for the past 43 years.” Tulin said. “I will always stay in touch with our industry, but I’m very much looking forward to the next stage of my life."
Randa Accessories Swank, Inc. is a division of Randa Accessories. Randa Accessories is the world’s largest men’s accessories company. Creating and marketing men's belts, small leather goods, neckwear, luggage, casual bags, jewelry, seasonal footwear, and gifts, Randa collaborates with 75 marquee brands including Levi's, Dockers, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Geoffrey Beene, Tommy Bahama, Jonathan Adler, Nautica, Timberland, Countess Mara, Guess, Williamson-Dickies, Wembley, and Ryan Seacrest Distinction. Randa is the leading global resource for fashion, lifestyle, luxury, and private-branded men’s accessories and in-store merchandise services provided through retailers in all channels of distribution, worldwide. For more information www.randa.net.