Santa Monica, CA – The long-anticipated shuffle of UBM Advanstar’s executive ranks was revealed November 10 with Chris DeMoulin returning to the MAGIC organizing team as managing director of fashion for all of UBM Americas.
DeMoulin most recently wore two hats for Advanstar. He was president of licensing and executive vice president, customer development, power sports and automotive. He had been president of MAGIC from 2008-2012.
DeMoulin’s promotion was announced just weeks prior to Joe Loggia’s planned departure from UBM Advanstar at the end of the year. Loggia remained with Advanstar after its acquisition by UBM in 2014.
“I am thrilled to rejoin the Fashion Group with this incredible team,” said DeMoulin, who will report to Simon Foster, CEO of UBM Americas. “I look forward to continuing to grow the fashion portfolio and maintain UBM as the leader in U.S. fashion trade events.”
MAGIC has grown into the premier trade show for the retail apparel industry. The biennial Las Vegas event has been a perennial top performer on the Trade Show Executive Gold 100. In 2014, the August edition of MAGIC covered 1,023,560 net square feet (nsf) of exhibit space, placing it seventh on the 2015 Gold 100. The February show was in eighth position with 994,505 nsf.
The company’s portfolio of New York fashion events, led by the ENK International brand that Advanstar acquired in 2013, draws around 6,000 exhibitors annually.
UBM also announced that Tommy Fazio, president of UBM Advanstar’s Men’s Fashion group, was being moved up to president of retail fashion. Fazio’s current position will be filled by Erik Ulin, who joins UBM Advanstar after serving as president of J. Lindeberg USA. Lindeberg is a Swedish clothing designer and retailer with 900 stores worldwide.
Leslie Gallin remains president of footwear for UBM Advanstar. Also holding their current positions on the executive team are Tom Nastos, president of women’s fashions, and Christopher Griffin, president of sourcing.
“These appointments are a key step to integrating Advanstar into the UBM global organization and lays a strong foundation for when Joe Loggia leaves at the end of the year,” Foster said.