NEW CFO AT VF JEANSWEAR: D. Paul Dascoli has been named chief financial officer of VF Jeanswear, a division of VF Corp. Dascoli, 45, will join VF on Oct. 2, succeeding Mark Thoma, who is retiring after 33 years at the firm. Dascoli was most recently executive vice president and cfo for Thomasville Furniture Industries. He is also a former vice president of financial operations for Revlon, a post he held from 1994 to 1996. Dascoli will report to Robert Shearer, senior vice president and cfo of VF Corp. and will be based in Greensboro, N.C.

DELTA GALIL USA NAMES CEO: Tel Aviv-based Delta Galil Industries has appointed Tom Witthuhn to the post of chief executive officer of Delta Galil USA. Witthuhn succeeds David Kostman, who is returning to Lehman Bros. to head its Global Internet Investment Banking Group after three years at Delta. Kostman, who was previously managing director in Lehman's investment banking division, led Delta Galil's public offering on the Nasdaq in 1999 during his tenure at the intimate apparel firm. Witthuhn was senior vice president of international operations and global licensing for Fruit of the Loom before joining Delta Galil.

DIRECTOR IN DALLAS: Fashion Industry Gallery, the boutique-style mart here that accents contemporary and bridge styles, has named Shelli Mers director. Mers, who started work last week, replaced Elyse Wasserman, a consultant who became interim director after the departure of Gavin Smith. Mers spent almost four years as director of leasing and merchandising at FashionCenterDallas' 15th floor, which also featured contemporary and bridge brands.

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