Danier Leather Inc has appointed Mr Daniel Soper to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Mr Soper brings several years of experience in the retail industry and will contribute immediately to the leather and suede clothing supplier's growth strategy and international expansion plans.

Daniel will assume overall responsibility for store operations, marketing, logistics and distribution, new store construction, and corporate sales. His diverse retail background includes positions as the former senior vice president, store operations at Chapters Inc and as senior consultant at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm.

Mr Soper will report to Jeffrey Wortsman, president and CEO.