Apparel retailer and wholesaler Kuhlman has appointed Jeffrey Doshan as its COO.

Doshan has previously worked for Target, Mervyn's, Cole Gift and Tannery West.

Kuhlman CEO Luis Padilla said: "We are in the process of building an extremely capable and experienced group of executives to guide Kuhlman along its growth path.

"With his (Doshan's) background in merchandising, operations, real estate, and planning, we are looking forward to his immediate and significant contribution to our efforts."

Doshan added: "I am excited to become involved early in the company's lifecycle and will be dedicated to building a strong platform that will support growth and which ultimately, can prove capable of delivering tremendous value to both our many consumers and shareholders."