Peter Arnold has been named president of men's goods business John Varvatos Enterprises Inc.

Arnold, who will take the position in August, replaces John Varvatos. He joins the company from the Council of Fashion Designers of America where he has been the executive director for four years.

Arnold will work closely with John Varvatos to further develop and implement the company's business strategy as it moves forward over the next several years.

John Varvatos launched his collection for men, which includes tailored clothing, outerwear, footwear and leather furnishings, in autumn 2000.

John Varvatos Enterprises Inc is a partnership with VF Corporation, a global leader in branded apparel, as a result of its 2003 acquisition of Nautica Enterprises Inc.