Manhattan Beachwear Inc., the nation’s largest swimwear manufacturer, is proud to announce the promotion of Katie Dawley to the position of Sr. Vice President – Global Sales for all brands. The announcement was made by Kevin F. Mahoney, CEO and is effective August 14, 2017.
Katie joined Manhattan Beachwear in 2010 as Corporate Sales Manager, and was promoted in April 2016 to VP Sales for Lauren, POLO and Chaps and has demonstrated strategic success in building the Lauren and Polo brands with key retail partners. Her extensive experience in sales, merchandising, product development and brand management will serve as an invaluable asset as the company continues to develop its international wholesale portfolio.
Kevin F. Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manhattan Beachwear stated “The entire organization, myself included, are very pleased to make this announcement. Katie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role, and this newly created position fulfills another one of our near, and long term strategic initiatives.” Mahoney continued, “This much deserved promotion speaks volumes of our ability to recognize and nurture talent. Being able to promote from within our own ranks, pays a great tribute to the strength and vision of our employees and we’re pleased to support the personal and professional growth of our team. ”
Fulfilling Ms. Dawley’s previous position will be Alison Koelmel, who will be joining the sales department as Vice President of Global Sales – Ralph Lauren Swim. Ms. Koelmel is based in New York and has extensive professional experience in both domestic and International sales, most recently working with Komar as Vice President of International Sales. Other experience includes Director of Retail Services for Carole Hochman and Polo Ralph Lauren Hosiery.
About Manhattan Beachwear
Manhattan Beachwear, Inc. is the largest swimwear company in the US. Manhattan Beachwear, based in Cypress, CA, designs, manufactures, and markets under license for Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Kenneth Cole, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Lucky Brand, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, Sperry Top-Sider, and Hobie. In addition, Manhattan Beachwear also designs, manufactures, and markets proprietary brands, La Blanca, 24th & Ocean, Maxine of Hollywood, The Bikini Lab, Green Dragon, and Pink Lotus.