Jon Kapelson has been named Vice President of Menswear at MAGIC International.

Kapelson, who co-founded and operated Kaps, a million-dollar better men’s specialty chain in Massachusetts, with stores in Andover, Burlington, Marblehead and Wellesley, is a descendant of the venerable Kapelson family of retailers, which ran shops for over 123 years in the New England area carrying solid menswear brands such as Canali, Bruno Magli, John Varvatos and Ermenegildo Zegna.

He is expected to lead the team to redesign and expand Menswear at MAGIC and oversee its national and international growth and expansion.

The next MAGIC Marketplace is scheduled to take place from Aug 31-Sep. 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.