American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is staffing up, bringing in veterans of PVH Corp. and J. Crew Group because it prepares for the pending departure of chief operations officer Michael Rempell subsequent 12 months.
The corporate named Sarah Clarke government vice chairman – chief provide chain officer, giving her duty for every little thing from sourcing by distribution.
Clarke was most not too long ago provide chain chief at PVH and can report back to AEO’s government chairman and chief government officer, Jay Schottenstein.
And Valerie van Ogtrop may also be a part of the corporate as government vice chairman – model operations.
The newly created position is “designed to drive higher model collaboration whereas fueling progress and profitability throughout American Eagle and Aerie,” the corporate mentioned.
Van Ogtrop spent 19 years at J. Crew, most not too long ago as government vice chairman – model operations main Madewell’s growth. At AEO she is going to oversee retailer operations within the U.S. and Canada, model finance and technique in addition to merchandising planning. She’s going to report back to Jennifer Foyle, president, government inventive director – AE and Aerie, in addition to Mike Mathias, government vice chairman – chief monetary officer.
Each executives begin on Oct. 30.
“Sarah and Valerie deliver deep business data and confirmed capabilities that complement our group and modern tradition,” mentioned Schottenstein. “As we chart out AEO’s subsequent chapter and hone our concentrate on worthwhile progress, I’m assured we now have the suitable expertise and performance-driven mindset throughout our groups to drive long-term success.”
Within the second quarter, AEO’s gross sales inched as much as $1.2 billion, with a 4 % acquire in shops and a 7 % drop on-line. Internet revenue tallied $48.6 million, reversing losses of $42.5 million a 12 months earlier.