Specialty apparel retailer The Wet Seal Inc on Tuesday announced the appointment of William Langsdorf as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

The California-based operator of almost 600 stores said Mr Langsdorf has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate financial arena and Most recently served as EVP and CFO of House2Home Inc.

"We believe that his extensive experience in retail finance will greatly contribute to our organisation," stated Kathy Bronstein, vice chairman and CEO.

"Walter Parks (EVP and CAO) and I are looking forward to working closely with Bill, and feel that he will enhance our management team," she concluded.