LOS ANGELES—Signature Eyewear, Inc. has named Jim Sepanek VP of business development. With nearly 20 years in the optical industry, Sepanek will apply his global experience in brand management, product development and sales to guide Signature’s growth strategy. Sepanek joined Signature in July 2008 and had been their director of business development.
Sepanek will continue to drive the men’s side of Signature’s brand portfolio focusing primarily on the expanded relationship with the Hartmarx Group and the launch of Hickey Freeman and Bobby Jones in the spring. Additionally, he will play an executive role in Signature’s new division, The Signature Fashion Group, which will focus on Rough Justice and the launch of its proprietary brand of women’s footwear and fashion accessories, also in the spring.