BERLIN — Jörg Wahlers has been named chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Escada, effective May 2014.

Both positions have been vacant since 2012. Wahlers replaces cfo Michael Börnicke, who left the German fashion house in November 2012 and had also doubled as coo when former operational chief Werner Lackas exited Escada in February 2012.

Wahlers was most recently cfo of German tableware manufacturer Villeroy & Boch. Prior to that, he held financial management positions at Reckitt Benckiser and Campbell Soup.