Frette North America Appoints Paul Raffin as CEO
Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, January 29, 2007
Luxury linens company Frette North America has recruited fashion executive Paul Raffin as ceo; he was most recently president of the Express division of Limited Brands.
Prior to the Limited, Raffin held senior positions with J. Crew and Colours by Alexander Julian.
Frette Group ceo Enrico Marinelli noted, "Frette has multiple growth opportunities and the U.S. today is the most significant one. With Paul Raffin's expertise, we strongly believe that Frette will be able to grow to its full potential."
Frette products are available in more than 100 boutiques and high-end department stores internationally, and are featured in such hotels as the Paris Ritz, London Savoy, Singapore Raffles, and all of Ritz-Carlton's U.S. properties. The company operates nine U.S. stores and about 40 outlets across Europe.
The Milan-based Frette, founded in 1860, is controlled by San Francisco-based private equity firm JH Partners.
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