Esprit de Corp today announced the appointment of Michael Fieman as vice president of production, according to company chairman and chief executive officer Joseph E. Heid. In his new position, Mr Fieman will be responsible for overseeing all of Esprit's production activities and will report directly to Mr Heid.

"Mr Fieman brings an impressive background and wealth of experience in production to Esprit," said Mr. Heid. "We are pleased to have him on board as a member of the Esprit team."

Mr Fieman joins Esprit from Lanson Enterprises Ltd., where he served as a partner in the firm. Lanson was formed to source for such apparel manufacturers and textile manufacturers as Liz Claiborne, Koret and Cranston Textiles through key factories in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Previously, he served as vice president of operations at Bernard Chaus and held the positions of vice president of operations (Western Hemisphere) and director of sourcing at Liz Claiborne.