Birks Group Inc. (“Birks Group” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Pat Di Lillo has been appointed Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, effective early January 2015.
Mr. Di Lillo is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA and has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. Mr. Di Lillo is currently Senior Vice President, and Corporate Controller at one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies, and has been with such company since August 2007. Prior thereto, he was at one of the Big 4 public accounting firms from October 1983 to August 2007 having been appointed a partner in 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, a Diploma of Public Accountancy from McGill University and Chartered Professional Accountant Designation from l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.
In making the announcement, Mr. Jean-Christophe Bédos, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Pat Di Lillo to Birks Group. His experience and knowledge in finance and accounting will be key assets for Birks Group as we continue the development of the Birks product brand and the transformation of our stores network in North America.”
About Birks Group Inc.
Birks Group is a leading operator of luxury jewelry stores in the United States and Canada. As of October 31, 2014, the Company operated 28 stores under the Birks brand in most major metropolitan markets in Canada, 18 stores in Florida and Georgia under the Mayors brand, one store under the Rolex brand name and two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand. Birks was founded in 1879 and developed over the years into Canada’s premier retailer, designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, timepieces, sterling and plated silverware and gifts. Mayors was founded in 1910 and has maintained the intimacy of a family-owned boutique while becoming renowned for its fine jewelry, timepieces, giftware and service. Additional information can be found on Birks Group web site, www.birksgroup.com.
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