ATLANTA, April 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM) today announced the promotions of K. Scott Grassmyer to Executive Vice President-Finance, CFO and Controller and Thomas E. Campbell to Executive Vice President-Law & Administration, General Counsel and Secretary.
Mr. Grassmyer, 53, is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of financial experience in both the public accounting and industry sectors. He began his career with Ernst & Young, LLC and subsequently joined Duck Head Apparel Company, Inc., a publicly-traded, branded apparel wholesaler and retailer, in 1990. Mr. Grassmyer served as Duck Head's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer before joining Oxford as Controller in 2002. The following year, Mr.Grassmyer was named Vice President and Controller and, in 2004, he became the Company's Senior Vice President and Controller. In 2008, he was named Oxford's Chief Financial Officer and, in 2011, Mr. Grassmyer was promoted to Senior Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Controller. Mr. Grassmyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Appalachian State University and attended the Clemson University MBA program.
Thomas C. Chubb III, CEO and President commented, "Scott joined Oxford just as we were embarking on our transformation from a private label manufacturer to a company focused on lifestyle brands. Among his many contributions was the key role he played in our acquisitions and integrations of Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer. The promotion to Executive Vice President is an affirmation of the very important role that Scott plays within the Company."
Mr. Campbell, 50, began his career as an associate with Troutman Sanders LLP before joining Interface, Inc., the world's largest designer and maker of carpet tile, in 1997, where Mr. Campbell was Senior Counsel. Mr. Campbell joined Oxford in 2006, serving as Vice President-Law, General Counsel and Secretary until 2008, at which time he became the Company's Senior Vice President-Law, General Counsel and Secretary. In 2011, Mr. Campbell was promoted to Senior Vice President-Law & Administration, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Thomas C. Chubb III, CEO and President commented, "Tom has been a key player on our team since the day he walked in the door in 2006. His advice and counsel are trusted and respected across all parts of our Company. Tom's promotion to Executive Vice President is a reflection of his many contributions to our Company's success."
Oxford Industries, Inc. is a global apparel company which designs, sources, markets and distributes products bearing the trademarks of its owned and licensed brands. Oxford's brands include Tommy Bahama®, Lilly Pulitzer®, Ben Sherman®, Oxford Golf®, Billy London® and Arnold Brant®. The Company operates retail stores, internet websites and restaurants. The Company also has license arrangements with select third parties to produce and sell certain product categories under its Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Ben Sherman brands. The Company holds exclusive licenses to produce and sell certain product categories under the Kenneth Cole®, Geoffrey Beene®, Dockers® and Ike Behar® labels. Oxford's wholesale customers include department stores, specialty stores, national chains, specialty catalogs and Internet retailers. Oxford's stock has traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 1964 under the symbol OXM. For more information, please visit Oxford's website at www.oxfordinc.com.
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