- Sara Ehlers |
Los Angeles - American Apparel recently just confirmed another chief executive officer change. Succeeding Paula Schneider after two years, Chelsea Grayson will take over as the head honcho for the Los Angeles retailer.
Schneider will be stepping down from her position as of October 3. She joined the company two years ago as the chief executive officer. According to multiple reports including WWD, she confirmed her resignation to the quality basics apparel company. During her time at American Apparel, her goal was to initiate a turnaround plan to help build and grow the company. She came in at a time when American Apparel was undergoing bankruptcy and other issues.
Her reason for departure was not concisely stated, however in her resignation letter she mentioned that the sale may have an effect on what she wanted to do for the company. However, she insisted in her letter, obtained and reported by WWD, that the plan she initiated has been “laid out and much of the heavy lifting and the hard work has been done.”
Grayson will succeed Schneider, after previously serving the roles of counsel and chief administrative officer. Grayson was with the company during its hard times of filing for bankruptcy as well. She has also previously worked at law firms including Jones Day and Loeb & Loeb where she held the position of corporate attorney.
For more information, read our in-depth article on American Apparel's new CEO here.