November 13, 1999 |
The bodies of three men killed when their twin-engine plane crashed into Lake Michigan were recovered Friday, still strapped into their seats inside the plane. The King Air 200 turboprop plunged into the water about 8:30 p.m. Thursday while attempting to take off from Meigs Field, a single-runway airport along the lake and near downtown Chicago. Killed were R. Roydon Ricks of Granger, Ind., an executive for apparel maker Hartmarx Corp.
April 30, 1998 |
Ask a guy in his 20s about Hickey-Freeman, and he's likely to respond, "Hickey who?" But to post-middle-age American executives, Hickey-Freeman represents the old-guard establishment in men's tailored apparel, an enduring bastion of home-spun quality favored by CEOs and seasoned Wall Street players. Therein lies the predicament facing the Rochester, N.Y.-based Hickey-Freeman and an affiliated firm, Hart Schaffner & Marx, both owned by Hartmarx Corp. of Chicago.
April 30, 1998 |
Hickey-Freeman and Hart Schaffner & Marx, specialists in men's tailored apparel, give new meaning to the term "old guard." Hart Schaffner & Marx began advertising about 1890, three years after the company was founded. It was the first apparel firm to advertise nationally, Chairman Ken Hoffman said. One of its earliest ads featured an illustration of three gentlemen in classic tailored suits, along with the slogan "Guaranteed Clothing."
October 24, 1985
Mary Kelly was promoted to the new position of executive vice president and chief executive of Hastings, the Hartmarx specialty store group in San Francisco, assuming some of the responsibilities of Enzo Belli, previously president of Hastings who was recently named executive vice president and general merchandise manager of Hartmarx Specialty Stores Inc., the retail group subsidiary of Hartmarx Corp., which is based in Chicago.
January 31, 1992 |
Many Hartmarx Stores Drop American Express: Hartmarx Corp. has joined a growing cadre of retailers turning their backs on American Express Co. The Chicago-based clothing manufacturer, which operates 355 retail stores, no longer accepts the American Express card at 205 of its stores with higher-priced merchandise--including Wallachs, Baskins, Barrie Pace Ltd. and Jas. K. Wilson.
August 12, 1987
A. Robert Abboud, a former president and chief operating officer of Occidental Petroleum Corp., has been elected to the board of directors of ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Costa Mesa drug maker. Since 1984, when he left Occidental, Abboud has been president of A. Robert Abboud and Co., an investment company specializing in mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and leveraged buyouts. Before joining Occidental, Abboud was chairman and chief executive officer at both First Chicago Corp.