George Pita, Chief Financial Officer of Perry Ellis International, Inc. announced his resignation, effective June 18, 2007, to pursue other interests.
Following Mr. Pita's departure, Mr. Thomas D'Ambrosio will assume the role of interim CFO until a permanent successor is selected. Mr. D'Ambrosio has been the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Perry Ellis since June 2005. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance at Office Depot and Divisional Controller of Blockbuster.
“We are pleased that Tom has agreed to accept this assignment. His successful tenure at Perry Ellis assures continuity throughout the transition,” remarked Perry Ellis International Chairman and CEO George Feldenkreis.
“We want to thank George for his service to Perry Ellis International. He helped guide the company through a period of extraordinary growth, including our successful acquisition and integration of Tropical Sportswear International. We wish George the best in his new endeavor,” said Mr. Feldenkreis.