Aeropostale Appoints New COO and CFO

by Katie Lee

New York City — Aeropostale, Inc., a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for young women and men, has made two executive appointments that realign responsibilities and strengthen its leadership team.

Marc D. Miller, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer. Miller joined Aeropostale in 2005 as vice president of strategic planning and new business development. In his new role, Miller will be responsible for all aspects of supply chain management, including production, planning and allocation, and logistics, real estate and construction. He will continue to report to CEO Julian R. Geiger.

“We are all enthusiastic about the appointment of Marc to chief operating officer” says Geiger. “Marc has been an integral part of Aeropostale’s leadership team and a champion of our special culture throughout the last 10 years.  Marc will undoubtedly have a more profound impact on our organization in his new role, and we look forward to his positive contributions as we execute Aeropostale’s turnaround.”

In addition, David J. Dick will join the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer on February 17, 2015. From 2009 to 2014, Dick served as the senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of dELiA*s, Inc. He will also report to Geiger.

“We are thrilled to have someone of David’s caliber join Aeropostale as chief financial officer,” says Geiger. “David’s extensive financial and retail experience will support and facilitate our corporate goals as we navigate through this important juncture in Aeropostale’s history. We expect a seamless transition as Marc assists David during his first few months at Aeropostale.”

Aeropostale®, Inc. currently operates 773 Aeropostale® stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 61 Aeropostale stores in Canada and 26 P.S. from Aeropostale® stores in 12 states and Puerto Rico. In addition, pursuant to various licensing agreements, our licensees currently operate 239 Aeropostale® and P.S. from Aeropostale® locations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Since November 2012, Aeropostale, Inc. has operated, Inc., an online women’s fashion footwear and apparel retailer.

SOURCE: Aeropostale, Inc.

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