Former Liz Claiborne and Levi Strauss executive Patricia J Royak has been named president of clothing company Warnaco's Calvin Klein Jeans division.

Royak, who has 25 years' experience in apparel and accessories, will oversee all aspects of design, development, merchandising, marketing and sales for the brand in the US. She will report to Frank Tworecke, president of Warnaco's sportswear group.

Royak joins Warnaco from Liz Claiborne, where she was vice president of global brand marketing for Liz Claiborne Apparel and president of Liz Claiborne Europe. She also spent 18 years with Levi Strauss & Company.

Warnaco president and CEO Joe Gromek said of Royak: "Her strong background in the denim category and her experience running global lifestyle brands will both be great assets to us as we continue to develop our Calvin Klein Jeans business."