SEMINOLE, Fla., May 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGC), manufacturer of uniforms, image apparel and accessories, today announced that it has bolstered its senior management team with the announcement that Lisa Stewart has joined Superior as Vice President of Design and Merchandising. Lisa comes to Superior from HMX Group (formerly Hartmarx) where she held the position of Director of Sourcing for the Hickey Freeman, Bobby Jones, Hart Schaffner & Marx, and Jack Nicklaus brands. She also has held the position of Senior Vice President of Design and Sourcing for International Women's Apparel, a division of Hartmarx. In that role, Lisa was responsible for design, merchandising, and sourcing for the Austin Reed, eye, H&W, Aura, Semplice, and Andrea Jovine brands. "Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience related to design, merchandising and sourcing of apparel. Her 19 years in the retail apparel business will add further expertise to our management team. We are excited about her new role," said Michael Benstock, CEO. With the addition of Stewart, Janice Henry will assume the position of Vice President of Marketing. Janice, a 25 year veteran of Superior Uniform Group, previously held the title of Vice President of Design. Ron Klepner, formerly Vice President of Marketing, will now assume the newly created position of Vice President Business Development Support. Ron is an industry veteran and has held several executive positions with Superior during the past 9 years. "This strategic realignment will enable Superior to take further advantage of the additional skills that both Janice and Ron bring to our management team," said Benstock. "We welcome Lisa to Superior and congratulate Janice and Ron on their new roles." ABOUT SUPERIOR Superior Uniform Group, Inc., established in 1920, is one of America's foremost providers of fine uniforms and image apparel. Superior manages award-winning apparel programs for major corporations. They are leaders in innovative uniform program designs, global manufacturing, and state-of-the-art distribution. Superior, through their subsidiary "The Office Gurus," is also a near-shore premium provider of cost effective bilingual contact center and office solutions.
Superior's financial strength and resources support a customer's diverse needs while embracing a "Customer 1st, Every Time!" philosophy and culture. Their commitment to service, technology, quality and value-added benefits separates them from the competition in each of their seven primary markets: Healthcare, Hospitality, Food Service, Retail Employee I.D., Government Service, Private Security, and Rental Service. For more information please call (800) 727-8643, or visit their Web site at: www.superioruniformgroup.com. The Office Gurus ( www.theofficegurus.com) enhances the overall customer experience for their strategic partners' internal and external customers.
CONTACT: Superior Uniform Group, Inc. Andy Demott (727) 397-9611