Charming Shoppes names new leadership in supply chain, strategic sourcing

BENSALEM, Pa. — Charming Shoppes has announced the following executive leadership announcements.

Bryan Q. Eshelman has been promoted to EVP, chief supply chain officer, effective immediately. Eshelman joined Charming Shoppes in 2010 as SVP operations, with responsibility for technology, logistics, technical design and quality assurance.  As chief supply chain officer, he will retain responsibility for the aforementioned functions and assume the additional responsibility for the company's global direct sourcing operations, including, its buying offices in Hong Kong, China, and India, strategic sourcing across all product categories and brands, vendor compliance, and international trade and customs compliance. In his expanded role, Eshelman is charged with accelerating the expansion and penetration of the company's vertical model and leveraging its supply chain to its fullest across all brands. Since joining Charming Shoppes, he has led a number of key initiatives relating to Charming Shoppes' IT systems transformation and multi-faceted supply chain strategies. Eshelman continues to report directly to Anthony M. Romano, president and CEO of Charming Shoppes Inc.

The company also announced that Donna Isralsky has joined Charming Shoppes as SVP strategic sourcing, reporting to Eshelman. Isralsky will be responsible for numerous strategic initiatives, supporting the expansion and penetration of the company's vertical model, and managing relationships with key suppliers. She has extensive experience in retail sourcing across all product categories, having spent her career as a senior sourcing executive and business leader at Williams-Sonoma, Reebok, and Target/Mervyns.

Commenting on Eshelman's promotion, Anthony Romano, president and CEO of Charming Shoppes Inc. stated, "I am very pleased to announce Bryan's well-deserved promotion. During his tenure at Charming Shoppes, he has driven dramatic improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations and is working on a number of strategic initiatives that will help us maximize results and drive profitability."