Movers & shakers

Charming Shoppes, a multi-channel apparel merchant based in Bensalem, PA, has promoted Edwin Neumann to senior vice president/chief financial officer, business strategy and multichannel integration for its Crosstown Traders unit. Neumann, who will report to Crosstown Traders president Steven Lightman, had been vice president of the company’s shared business services organization.

Warren, PA-based apparel and home goods cataloger Blair Corp. has appointed Adelmo Lopez senior vice president/chief financial officer/chief operating officer and Audrey Garrett senior vice president of marketing development. Lopez was most recently group general manager, responsible for five strategic business units, at Russell Corp. Garrett had been owner/president of a direct marketing consulting firm in Boca Raton, FL; her experience also includes executive positions at Office Depot, Seta Corp., and Skinstore.com.

Chico’s, a women’s apparel cataloger/retailer based in Fort Myers, FL, has hired Michele Delahunty Cloutier as executive vice president/general merchandising manager, Chico’s Brand. Cloutier, who will be responsible for overseeing and directing all merchandising activities for the company’s flagship brand, was most recently a consultant. She had previously served as senior vice president/general merchandising manager at Ann Taylor Stores.

Airgas, a Radnor, PA-based distributor of industrial, specialty, and medical gases and related products, announced the resignation of Roger Millay as senior vice president/chief financial officer. Millay accepted an appointment as senior executive vice president/chief financial officer of Discovery Communications, the parent company of the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel (TLC), and Animal Planet, among other TV channels.

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