True Religion Appoints New CEO

6/3/2015
True Religion Apparel, Inc. appointed John Ermatinger as CEO, effective immediately. Current CEO, David Conn, is stepping down. Ermatinger, a seasoned executive who has been serving as True Religion's interim senior vice president of global sourcing and production, will build on the strategic initiatives that have been implemented since TowerBrook's acquisition in July 2013 and will guide the company into its next phase of development.

"John is a seasoned industry veteran who will lead True Religion towards more accelerated growth," said True Religion board chairman John Anderson. "His strong management skills, deep experience at leading apparel companies and appreciation for high quality product is the right combination to drive True Religion's transformation forward. On behalf of TowerBrook and the Board, I thank David for his leadership and his contributions which resulted in significant progress across the business."

Ermatinger has served as the CEO of Tommy Hilfiger (Asia Pacific), President of Gap Inc. (Asia Pacific), President of the Americas for Levi Strauss & Co., as well as General Manager of Nike (Asia Pacific).

"I am impressed with all that True Religion has achieved since TowerBrook's acquisition and I look forward to working with the company's talented leadership and associates to further this success," said  Ermatinger. "True Religion has re-designed its product line and brand platform, launched compelling collaborations with style leaders, and enhanced the customer experience with a remodel of its retail stores, implementation of omni-channel functionality and a new e-commerce platform. I am eager to build on the Company's strong foundation, position the iconic brand for the future and further advance True Religion's transformation."
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