True Religion promotes VP to CEO

Apparel retailer True Religion announced the promotion of John Ermatinger to CEO, replacing David Conn, who is stepping down. Ermatinger previously served as True Religion's interim senior VP of global sourcing and production.

"John is a seasoned industry veteran who will lead True Religion towards more accelerated growth," said John Anderson, chairman at True Religion. "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."

As True Religion's new CEO, Ermatinger will continue building on strategic initiatives that were implemented after TowerBrook's acquisition of the company in July 2013.

"True Religion has redesigned its product line and brand platform, launched compelling collaborations with style leaders, and enhanced the customer experience with a remodel of its retail stores, implementing omnichannel functionality and a new e-commerce platform," Ermatinger said. "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."

Ermatinger's career history includes several top-level positions. He served as CEO of Tommy Hilfiger (Asia Pacific), president of Gap (Asia Pacific), president of the Americas for Levi Strauss & Co., and general manager of Nike (Asia Pacific). Press Release