Designer, marketer and wholesaler Jones Apparel Group Inc has appointed Efthimios Sotos to the position of executive vice president - treasurer, strategic and financial planning.

Thimio will assume responsibility for all financial planning, forecasting and budgeting activities and will continue to lead the treasury division.

Jones has also appointed Deborah Gargiulo to the newly created position of chief financial officer of the better apparel divisions. Gargiulo will support the division presidents in the better apparel group in their financial planning, budgeting and operating improvement programs.

Anita Britt stays on in her role as executive vice president of finance, and will continue to lead the accounting and finance groups, as well as the re-organising and re-engineering of the company's finance and accounting organization and processes.

Jones Apparel's wide range of brands includes Jones New York, Gloria Vanderbilt, Erika, lei, Energie, Nine West, Joan & David, Sam & Libby, Napier, Anne Klein, and Barneys New York.