The embattled American Apparel Inc. named Alvarez & Marsal executive Scott Brubaker interim chief executive officer Monday.
Brubaker takes over from former chief financial officer John Luttrell, who stepped up after founder Dov Charney was sidelined amid allegations of misconduct.
Charney is currently working as a consultant at the company and his future employment is being reviewed by a special committee of the company’s new board. It’s decision is expected by mid-October at the latest.
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Hassan Natha has been named executive vice president, taking over the finance function from Luttrell, who is leaving the company after a three-year stay. Earlier in his career, he was cfo of Fisher Communications and Jones Soda Co. and spent 10 years with Nike’s Bauer Nike Hockey unit in various finance roles.
Luttrell, who is said to have clashed with Charney, is the former executive vice president and cfo of both The Wet Seal Inc. and Gap Inc.’s Old Navy brand.
American Apparel said Brubaker affirmed his support for the company’s “sweatshop-free, ‘Made in USA’ manufacturing philosophy and commitment to maintain the company’s manufacturing headquarters in Los Angeles.”
Brubaker is a certified turnaround professional whose previous clients have included Eddie Bauer and Spiegel Inc.
American Apparel also elevated two veteran employees, naming Patricia Honda president of wholesale and Nicolle Gabbay president of retail.