Li & Fung hires execs to manage RV
May 19, 2004,
NEW YORK — Li & Fung USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based global sourcing group Li & Fung Ltd., has hired two home furnishing professionals to head up a new team that will manage the Royal Velvet licenses both domestically and internationally.
Louis Casali, Jr. joins Li & Fung as senior vice president and general manager. With more than 18 years of experience in the home furnishings industry, he will be responsible for managing the Royal Velvet bath, bed and kitchen licenses.
Ann Shapiro Matthews joins Li & Fung as vice president of retail merchandising and will report directly to Casali. Matthews has been associated with Li & Fung for four years, working in various capacities. She was previously a senior merchant at Mervyn's, responsible for all bedding and coordinates.
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