Bankrupt US suit maker Hartmarx Corp has named Taras R Proczko as its executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Mr Proczko has been employed by Chicago-based firm since August 1980, most recently serving as general counsel and secretary. He will continue in these roles alongside his new duties. 

Hartmarx last week said Homi Patel would retire as chairman, chief executive and president on Friday (31 July), but will continue to serve on the board of directors.

The apparel-maker, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January this year, is in the process of being sold to Britain's Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America in a deal worth US$119m.