Apparel maker Perry Ellis International has promoted John ('Jack') Voith to the post of president of its golf and sportswear division.

Voith joined Perry Ellis in 2000, most recently serving as executive vice president of the sportswear division.

Previous roles were at Phillips Van Heusen & Arrow Shirt Co, where he served as EVP of sportswear within both organisations.

"Jack's extensive industry experience, leadership and managerial insights have been instrumental in growing our golf and Hispanic platforms from niche businesses to a division of over $150m in sales," said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO of Perry Ellis International.

"With the recent addition of the Callaway Golf brand for apparel, these businesses have emerged as key growth areas for our success."