Unknown-5 (1)Beverly Hills, California – May 23, 2014 – Catherine Wingate, a luxury brand of women’s golf apparel, is pleased to announce Patty Sapp as the Director of Sales and Sam Lauachus as the Director of Operations. After earning her bachelors degree in business from Indiana University, Sapp started her career as a women’s apparel buyer for Broadway Department Stores in Los Angeles. She gained experience in the better, moderate, and contemporary markets, as well as in product development.

Sapp’s eight year career in the golf industry includes sales positions with FILA, LIJA, and American Needle Headwear, to name a few. She CATHERINEWINGATE4gained top-notch experience and established relationships within the golf and resort industries including private clubs, national buying groups, and even expanded into the Major League Baseball market. She will head up Wingate’s sales division by developing the company’s sales strategy and organization.

Lauachus comes from a product development role, with having been in the fashion industry for over 16 years. Lauachus began her career in fashion when she opened a high-end designer retail boutique in Santa Monica, California. Shortly after, she expanded by opening a second location on the trendy Robertson Blvd. of Los Angeles. With an eye for fashion, Lauachus created and designed a successful exclusive label for Anthropologie, Lauachus further designed and produced her own contemporary collection, which sold successfully in boutiques in the United States and Japan. Most recently, she has worked with companies such as Alternative Apparel and The Evans Group of Los Angeles, CA for the last six years lending her expertise to product development. Lauachus will be working in development and operations for Catherin Wingate.

CATHERINEWINGATE1“Both executives have the depth and expertise to operate our multi-faceted sales and operations divisions. Together, Sapp and Lauachus will help accelerate the success of our brand,” says CEO and Found, Catherine Ferrigno. “They both are a huge complement to our team and the Catherine Wingate brand as a whole.” With the addition of two industry greats, surely this brand is one to watch.CATHERINEWINGATE3

Please visit www.catherinewingate.com to learn more about Catherine Wingate. For more information, high-resolution images, or for any questions, please contact Rebecca at Rebecca@BlinkPR.com, or 954-457-5556.