American Eagle Outfitters COO to Retire in 2024

by Katie Lee

Pittsburgh — The chief operations officer of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Michael Rempell, has decided to leave the company in early fiscal 2024. After more than 23 years with AEO, Rempell has decided to pursue personal interests and spend more time with his family. The company has begun a search for a successor, and Rempell will stay on to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

“For over two decades, Michael has been a valuable member of our executive team and I am grateful for his numerous contributions. He has been a strategic leader and instrumental in taking the company from $1 billion to over $5 billion in revenue, investing in technology and infrastructure that created AEO’s world-class operations and made us an innovator in our space. Michael’s accomplishments have been substantial, including the launch and expansion of our successful and profitable digital channel; building an efficient and fluid sourcing capability; transforming our supply chain to compete on both speed and cost; and most recently, strengthening our store operations. He has had an extraordinarily positive and lasting impact on our organization and our people. As a result of Michael’s influence and leadership, we have a strong foundation in place which we will build upon for continued success.”

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer operating under its American Eagle® and Aerie® brands. The company operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and Japan, and ships to approximately 80 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle and Aerie merchandise also is available at more than 260 international locations operated by licensees in approximately 30 countries. For more information, visit

SOURCE: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

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