US apparel retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has promoted Lee Belitsky to the role of finance chief.

Belitsky, who joined the company in 1997 as vice president, controller, takes over from André Hawaux who has been serving as the principal financial officer on an interim basis since August. He will now continue in his role as chief operating officer. 

Prior to his promotion, Belitsky was executive vice president of product development and merchandise planning, allocation and replenishment. Before joining Dick's he was CFO for home furnishings retailer Domain. And prior to this, he spent over seven years with Morse Shoes as vice president, controller and treasurer.

"I am delighted to announce Lee's appointment to chief financial officer," said Edward Stack, chairman and CEO. "Lee's strong financial acumen and extensive leadership experience across finance, strategy and operations will be instrumental to the continued growth and success of the company."

In his new role, Belitsky will oversee the finance organisation and continue to have executive leadership of the merchandise planning, allocation and replenishment organisation. His responsibilities for the product development organisation will be moved internally within the company.

In its second-quarter, the company saw earnings reach US91.4m from $90.8m in the year ago period. Net sales increased 7.9% to $2bn.

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