Perry Ellis International Elects Eduardo Sardiña to Board of Directors
Perry Ellis International announced the election of Eduardo Sardiña as a new independent member to the company’s board of directors, bringing the total number of directors to seven and the number of independent directors to five.
Sardiña comes to Perry Ellis International’s board with 33 years of experience at Bacardi Limited where he held several senior executive positions throughout his career. In his most recent role before retirement from Bacardi in 2006 he served as President and C.E.O. of Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. Eduardo also served as President of the Bacardi Limited North America Region as a member of the Executive Committee as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited. He is a graduate of St. Benedict’s College where he received his bachelor’s degree and from the American Institute of Foreign Trade where he received his Master’s degree in International Management.
Sardiña also has a very strong civic commitment, currently serving on the boards of the University of Miami, the Orange Bowl Committee, and the South Florida Advisory Board of SunTrust Bank. He most recently became a member of the Private Banking and Investment Group Client Advisory Board of Merrill Lynch, and a member of the Board for the Institute of Global Justice and Dialogue at St. Thomas University.
“Eduardo’s strong leadership and operational background, financial experience, and strong ties to the local community make him an ideal complement to our board. In addition, I look forward to his marketing perspectives and international strategic planning insights as we move into 2010 and continue with our growth plans,” commented George Feldenkreis, chairman and CEO of Perry Ellis International.
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress and casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands including Perry Ellis, Jantzen, Laundry by Shelli Segal, C&C California, Cubavera, Munsingwear, Savane, Original Penguin by Munsingwear, Grand Slam, Natural Issue, Pro Player, the Havanera Co., Axis, Tricots St. Raphael, Gotcha, Girl Star, MCD John Henry, Mondo di Marco, Redsand, Manhattan, Axist and Farah. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties including Pierre Cardin for men’s sportswear, Nike and Jag for swimwear, and Callaway and PGA TOUR for golf apparel.