Femmy Update ~ The Honorees

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seth-morris A fixture in intimates for over 30 years, Seth Morris’ journey to President/CEO of Carole Hochman Design Group has been momentous and industry changing.  After Seth graduated from Brown University he went to work for San Francisco-based Determined Production, the master licensee & manufacturer of products for Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” characters.  This stepping stone lead Seth, in 1983, to join the family business Val Mode as Vice President of Sales. Following a 13 year stretch with Val Mode, the family sold the company in 1996 and Seth’s journey took him to Carole Hochman Design Group. CHDG is a company driven by product, quality, and creativity as well as a forerunner in understanding the power of licensing in the intimates industry. Seth joined the team as Executive Vice President and after 13 years was made their President.  Komar Brands bought CHDG in 2010, and Seth was named President/CEO at the time of the acquisition. Outside of work, Seth’s passion is family and sports.

Iluna USA, LLC is a leading textile supplier of lace headquartered in New York.  Iluna Group was established over 40 years ago and focuses on driving global business growth through creative design, product innovation, exceptional customer service and regional manufacturing excellence.

Meyer_Photo-reAccepting on behalf of Iluna USA is Edward Meyer, president and co-founder.  Edward has a BS from Villanova University and an MBA from Istituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, located in Barcelona, Spain.

Delta Galil Industries, Ltd., with sales in excess of $900MM, is a global wholesale manufacturing, retail and branded company with headquarters in Tel Aviv and offices and factories throughout the world.  The company prides itself in being a leader in fabric and design innovation, a core principle which has been weaved into the culture of the company since it was founded in 1975 by the late Dov Lautman.

Dabah_Photo-reAccepting the award for Delta Galil industries Ltd is Isaac Dabah a seasoned apparel industry professional for over 30 years and has served as their Chief Executive Officer of , since August 20, 2008.  He previously had been a shareholder, Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Dabah lives between Israel and New York, is married and has 3 children.

Hudson’s Bay Company Department Store Group comprises Hudson’s Bay in Canada and Lord & Taylor in the United States.  It also includes Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers.  Founded in 1670, Hudson’s Bay (HBC), is North America’s longest continually operated company and is Canada’s largest department store with 90 locations.

Lord & Taylor is a specialty store chain with 49 full-line store locations throughout the Northeastern Unites States, in two major cities in the Midwest, one in Florida, plus lordandtaylor.com.  Founded in 1826, Lord and Taylor is America’s first department store and one of America’s premier retailers.

Morin_Photo-reMaryAnne Morin, Group Senior Vice President, is accepting this honor on behalf of the HBC/Lord & Taylor Team.  She began her career in the Lord &Taylor Training Program and has held various merchandising positions throughout her 21 years with the company.  In 2012 MaryAnne assumed the additional responsibility for Hudson Bay and is extremely proud to be part of the terrific team of merchants.

Founded in 1876, Jockey International, Inc. has been a pioneer in the men’s undergarment fashion industry for more than 110 years.  In 1934 Jockey invented the underwear world’s first brief and two years later Jockey created the very first boxer brief. The company has also been an innovator in the women’s intimate apparel market for more than 40 years.  Beginning in 1982, Jockey popularized cotton underwear for women at a time when cotton was taboo for intimates.  In 2013, Jockey revolutionized the bra with its new volumetric bra system that makes bras make sense, delivering a fit like no other. Jockey International, Inc. is headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Waller_Photo-Jockey-rsAccepting on behalf of Jockey International is Debra S. Waller, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer