By Brian Lipton –
Randa Accessories, leading men’s accessories company, has repositioned key senior management positions to better align itself with changes in the marketplace.
Ed Turner, who has been with Randa for over 20 years and has served in many management roles including sales, merchandising, sourcing, brand management, and PLM engagement, has been named chief operating officer. Most recently, Turner served as president of Randa’s wallets and seasonal accessories division.
“With the evolving nature of our industry and our company, it is important to create new tools and relationships to support our growth and our associates,” said Turner. “In this new role of overseeing sourcing, information technology and logistics, I will make sure we leverage the most effective business processes to ensure even greater speed-to-market and financial success.”
Former COO Brad Kovaly has been named president of Randa’s luggage division. He has 25 years of management experience at Randa in New York City, New Orleans and Chicago, and is now based in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Randa’s luggage division designs, produces and distributes Columbia, Timberland, Nautica, Chaps, Vince Camuto, Weatherproof, Nine West and other fine brands.
“Having a longstanding history with Randa, I look forward to this new challenge to help shape and define our luggage division and the industry as a whole,” commented Kovaly. “By leveraging our strengths and investing in our core competencies, we will continue to grow our current business while developing new product and distribution opportunities.”
Taking the reins as president of Randa’s wallets and seasonal accessories division, is Al Jasman. He began his career at Bon Marche department stores as a sportswear buyer. Subsequently, he moved to the wholesale side of the business as a neckwear merchant and senior manager at Mallory & Church, and then on to Randa as vice president of neckwear sales, adding leather goods to his responsibilities as he advanced his career. In 2014, Jasman was promoted to senior vice president of Randa’s key accounts division.
“Being named president of our wallet and seasonal accessories division is an exciting challenge and an extraordinary opportunity,” added Jasman. “I look forward to working with our incredible team to enhance and extend our product lines and channels of distribution. I plan on increasing the tactical use of our consumer insights program and our extraordinary retail service team, while taking full advantage of the best design, forecasting and sales managers in the business.”