RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fossil Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FOSL) (the "Company") today announced that Dennis R. Secor, the Company's current Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, has decided to relocate back to California for personal reasons. Mr. Secor joined the Company in December 2012. The Company announced that Mr. Jeffrey N. Boyer, currently a member of the Company's Board of Directors, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective October 16, 2017. Mr. Boyer will report directly to Kosta N. Kartsotis, Chief Executive Officer. Effective with the appointment of Mr. Boyer on October 16, 2017, Mr. Secor will resign as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and assist Mr. Boyer as he transitions into his new role with the Company. Mr. Boyer will resign from the Company's Board of Directors effective October 15, 2017. "We would like to thank Dennis for his contributions over the last five years. Since joining us in 2012, he has been an integral part of our leadership team. I am also grateful that he will stay on to assist us with this transition. We wish him all the best with his next endeavor," said Mr. Kartsotis. Regarding Mr. Boyer joining the Company, Mr. Kartsotis stated, "We are pleased to welcome Jeff to his new role. As a valued member of our Board of Directors for the last ten years, his guidance has been critical to our success. In his new role, Jeff's experience, expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue transitioning to New World Fossil." Mr. Boyer was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors in December 2007. Mr. Boyer currently serves as Chairman of the Company's Finance Committee, and he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Boyer has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. since June 2015. Pier 1 is a retailer of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts and seasonal products. Prior to joining Pier I Imports, Mr. Boyer served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Tuesday Morning Corporation from September 2013 until June 2015. Tuesday Morning is a retailer of upscale decorative home accessories, housewares, seasonal goods, and gifts. Mr. Boyer served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Holdings, Inc., an operator of fitness centers, from June 2012 until September 2013 and as their Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 2008 until June 2012. Mr. Boyer began his career as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1980.