Christopher Montella has been named Director of Creative Services for Speedo®, according to an announcement made by Roger Williams, president and COO of The Warnaco Swimwear Group. Prior to joining Speedo, Montella served in various marketing positions at Chaps Ralph Lauren, which is also a division of Warnaco.

At Speedo, Montella will be responsible for creative direction and development of visual material, catalogs, in-store presentation and broadening co-op programs. “Christopher brings a wealth of creative and branding experience that will be invaluable as we continue to expand marketing efforts of the Speedo brand,” Williams said.

Before joining the Chaps Ralph Lauren division of Warnaco in l997, Montella participated in the successful launch of the Menswear collection for Coach Leatherware. Prior to that, Montella held key sales and merchandising positions at Moschino, Bergdorf Goodman and Burdine’s.