Sportswear maker Tropical Sportswear International Corporation has named N Larry McPherson as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Michael Kagan, who will retire from the company and the board of directors in August of this year, and will report to Christopher B Munday, president.

Mr McPherson began working with the company in 1989 as part of the acquisition audit team while employed with Ernst & Young LLP. He has had significant roles in the company's acquisitions of Savane/Farah and Duck Head.

TSI markets and manufactures branded and private brand men's, boys' and women's casual and dress sportswear through all major retail distribution channels. Brands include Savane, Farah® Duck Head, Bay to Bay, Bill Blass and Van Heusen.