Apparel marketer Haggar Clothing has named Michael Stitt as its Canadian president, effective yesterday (18 April).

Stitt, who has been credited for helping Haggar's Canadian growth so far, will be responsible for all of the company's Canadian operations.

Stitt has been with Haggar Canada since its inception in 1999 and previously worked at Canadian women's sportswear company Mister Leonard as national sales manager.

Haggar president and CEO Jim Lewis said: "Michael Stitt has done a tremendous job developing the Haggar brand and business in Canada, and I'm delighted to recognise his efforts.  

"His understanding of the Canadian market, and his keen appreciation of the potential of the Haggar brand, will enable him to very effectively drive our business to even greater success, as we become a dominant player in Canada."

Haggar markets men's casual and dress apparel and women's sportswear. The company's global headquarters are in Dallas, Texas.