PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq: DEST), the world's leading maternity apparel retailer, today announced that Ronald J. Masciantonio, the Company's current Executive Vice President & General Counsel, has been promoted to the additional position of Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Masciantonio will continue to report directly to Ed Krell, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Masciantonio has served as the Company's Executive Vice President & General Counsel since November 2011, having previously served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel from April 2010 to November 2011, and Vice President & General Counsel from August 2006 to April 2010. In August 2006, Mr. Masciantonio rejoined the Company, after having previously served as Assistant General Counsel from February 2004 to May 2005. From May 2005 to August 2006, Mr. Masciantonio was Assistant General Counsel, North America for Taylor Nelson Sofres, N.A., a market research company with global headquarters in London, England. Prior to originally joining the Company, Mr. Masciantonio was an Associate at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Masciantonio received his JD degree from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, PA, and his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA.Ed Krell, Chief Executive Officer of Destination Maternity, noted, "We are very pleased to announce Ron's promotion to Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel. Since rejoining us in August 2006 as our General Counsel, Ron has taken on increasing responsibility, including direct management of our Human Resources department, and has participated actively in our strategic and operational initiatives. He is a key member of our executive team whose contributions span a wide range of operational areas of the Company. Ron has a keen understanding of our business and has stepped up to his increased responsibilities in an impressive fashion. We look forward to Ron's continuing contributions to the Company and congratulate him on his promotion."