Apparel group Perry Ellis International has named George Pita as its senior vice-president of finance.

Pita, the former CFO of Sunglass Hut International, will be responsible for all corporate accounting functions in the role.

He will report to Perry Ellis CFO Tim Page.

"George has been a standout performer for Perry Ellis during the past two years and his broad expertise in finance will help drive our company to the next level," Page said.

Perry Ellis owns brands including John Henry, Grand Slam and Penguin Sport.