Mall-based casual apparel retailer Aeropostale has announced that Marc D Miller, its senior vice president of strategic planning and new business development, has been appointed as chief financial officer.

In addtion, the company made two other executive appointments to realign its leadership team.

Michael J Cunningham, president, will expand his role to planning and allocation, construction, logistics and real estate. He will also remain responsible for the finance organisation, investor relations and information technology, a statement said.

Meanwhile, Mary Jo Pile, senior vice president and chief stores officer has been promoted to executive vice president , customer engagement. Pile will assume additional responsibilities over marketing including e-commerce in addition to her current responsibilities over all store operations, it added.

Miller joined Aeropostale in 2005  and was promoted to senior vce president in 2007. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Footstar from 2001 to 2005 and served as vice president, apparel and consumer products for Tradeout from 2000 to 2001.

Thomas P Johnson, Aeropostale chief executive officer, said: "We are very pleased to recognise the achievements of Michael, Marc and Mary Jo with these appointments.

"In addition, I would also like to acknowledge the significant contributions made by each member of our executive group. Each of our executives has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of Aeropostale as the leading promotional specialty store retailer."