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Mattel's Dickson Leaves for Jones Apparel Group

Jones Apparel Group has appointed Richard Dickson to president and chief executive officer of branded businesses. He was the former general manager and senior vice president of Mattel's Barbie brand.In the new role, Dickson will oversee management of Jone

April 6, 2018

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Jones Apparel Group has appointed Richard Dickson to president and chief executive officer of branded businesses. He was the former general manager and senior vice president of Mattel's Barbie brand.

In the new role, Dickson will oversee management of Jones Apparel Group's wholesale and retail businesses globally. The company's licensed brands include Givenchy (costume jewelry), Dockers (women's, infants', toddlers' and boys' footwear) from Levi Strauss & Company and Rachel Roy (apparel). The company also licenses out its own brands, including Jones New York, Anne Klein New York, Nine West, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i. and Evan-Picone.

Besides Mattel, which he joined in 2000, Dickson also worked for Bloomingdale's and Estee Lauder.

"We are delighted to have someone with Richard's experience and exceptional talent join our company," says Wesley Card, chief executive officer of Jones Apparel Group. "Richard has a proven record of success and brings extensive marketing and retail experience from a wide range of industries. We are excited to welcome Richard to our company given his achievements in breathing life and new relevancy to iconic brands. I am confident that he will be a wonderful addition to our talented team at Jones."

Meanwhile, Card's title will change from president and chief executive officer to chief executive officer. Dickson will report to Card.

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