Nautica Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUT) today announced that Don Witkowski, President of Nautica International, Inc., the Company's Nautica Men's Sportswear unit, resigned to join Michael Kors Inc. as President of Menswear. Mr. Witkowski will remain with Nautica International through May 30, 2003 and will oversee a transition during this time until a replacement is found. The Company is currently in the process of conducting an executive search.
Mr. Harvey Sanders, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nautica Enterprises, Inc. commented, ''On behalf of everyone at Nautica, I would like to thank Don for all his efforts since joining the Company eighteen months ago. Don put in place many important strategies to refine the Nautica Sportswear product, and with this we have a very strong foundation from which to grow. We wish him well in his future endeavors at Michael Kors.''
Don Witkowski concluded, ''Being at Nautica was such a terrific experience for me and I feel very fortunate to have worked with such a strong and talented group of individuals.''
Nautica Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUT), through its subsidiaries, designs, sources, markets and distributes apparel under the following
brands: Nautica; Nautica Competition; Nautica Jeans Company; Earl Jean; John Varvatos; E. Magrath; and Byron Nelson.
For more information, you can visit the Company's website at www.nautica.com.