Jones Apparel Group has appointed Frits D van Paasschen to its board of directors.

van Paasschen, who will join the board on 30 November, has more than 20 years' experience in retail operations, supply chain, consumer marketing and finance.

He is currently president and CEO of Coors Brewing Company and a member of the board of directors at performance eyewear firm Oakley.

Previous roles include VP, finance and planning at Disney Consumer Products and several positions at Nike.

Jones Apparel is a leading designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded apparel, footwear and accessories.

The company also markets directly to consumers through a chain of specialty retail and value-based stores, and operates the Barneys New York chain of luxury stores.