US retailer Men's Wearhouse has announced that Douglas S Ewert has become its president and chief executive officer, succeeding George Zimmer as chief executive officer.

Following an initial announcement in April, Ewert has also been elected to the company's board of directors.

As previously announced, Zimmer will continue as executive chairman of the board of directors.

Zimmer stated, "I am excited to turn over the day-to-day reins of Men's Wearhouse to Doug. I know he has the same passion for this company and its people as I do. With him leading our efforts, we will continue to provide the highest level of service to our customers and our unique culture will thrive."