City National Bank, Los Angeles, has hired Eric Shapiro as head of its newly created apparel and textile business group.

The bank was already serving these industries but did not have a unit dedicated to them.

Mr. Shapiro, who was a vice president at Bank Leumi in Los Angeles, was also named a vice president and senior relationship manager at City National.

Before joining Bank Leumi he worked for Heller Financial Inc., Manufacturers Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.

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