Jeff Marine is President and CEO of JEM Sportswear and Awake Inc.JEM is a manufacturer of apparel for major chain stores including Macy’s, Wal-Mart, Sears, JC Penney and Target.JEM manufactures and is a licensee for many major companies including Disney, Coke, Ford, DreamWorks, Sony and Universal.In addition, JEM does private label products for most of the the chain stores.In 2001, Jem launched its women’s wear division, Awake.Awake manufactures women’s novelty tops and sells to higher end department stores, specialty stores and large chain stores.
JEM Sportswear is based in Los Angeles and presently owns a manufacturing facility in Mexico employing approximately 500 people.In addition, the companies source product in the US, Central America and the Far East.
Jeff has been a member of the Board of Directors of SWAT’M (South West Apparel and Textile Manufacturers) since 1992 and in 2000 served as president.SWAT’M was an industry organization that united the top executives in the apparel and textile industry.SWAT’M merged with TAMM in 2002.
Jeff served on the Board of Directors of Magic from 1992 until its sale to Advanced Star in 1997.
In addition, Jeff is currently on the Board of Directors and a member of Young Presidents Organization in Los Angeles.
Jeff has been a member of the Board of Directors of Heschel Day School since 1996.In 2004 and 2005 he was the President of this Board.Heschel is an independent school with 450 students in Northridge, California.
In 2004, Jeff was honored by the Fashion Industries Guild in coordination with Cedars Sinai Medical Center as the fashion industry Man of the Year.