CHICAGO — Homi B. Patel, president and chief operating officer of Hartmarx Corp., was added to the company’s board, becoming its 13th member.

Patel joined Hartmarx in 1979 as vice president of Fashionaire, the firm’s former career apparel division. He was named Hartmarx president in October 1992. In 1993 year, Patel was appointed chief operating officer.