Tom Sands has taken on the role of executive vice president of Gap North America

Tom Sands has taken on the role of executive vice president of Gap North America

Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has appointed Tom Sands as its new executive vice president of Gap North America - replacing Mark Breitbard who has been named CEO of US children's wear retailer The Gymboree Corp.

Sands, who most recently served as executive vice president of Old Navy US, will take up the position immediately. He will report to Gap's global brand president Steve Sunnucks. 

Gap said Sands will work with the Gap North America team to help guide the transition to the new global brand structure, designed to fuel the company's long-term growth.

Prior to Old Navy, Sands spent 19 years with Target Corporation.