Cairoli to Head Laura Ashley in the Americas

FORT MILL, S.C. - Laura Ashley Inc. has named Penne Cairoli president. She will oversee licensing and ecommerce operations for North and South America.
     She replaces Ng Kwan Cheong, who has been named ceo of Laura Ashley Holdings PLC, which is headquartered in London.
     Cairoli has been with Laura Ashley since 1987, most recently as a vp of licensing. At Laura Ashley, she has also held management positions in licensing, design, buying, product development and sales.
     "Her longevity with the brand and industry experience will provide us with valuable direction as we continue to grow Laura Ashley's business in North America and South America," said Ng.
     Laura Ashley Inc. concentrates on licensing the Laura Ashley brand name in North and South America as well as running the company's ecommerce operations.

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