Ronald E. Yarbrough
Executive Vice President of Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Technical Services
Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Contracts
American Apparel was founded in the year 1989. The company has been active for almost 30 years now. The founder of the company was Don Charney. In the year 1997, the company moved its operations from South Carolina to Los Angeles, USA. The founder of the company started sub-contracting with Sam Lim, for sewing operations along with 50 workers. Later down the line, the two-person become partners. By the year 2000, the manufacturing unit was moved to downtown Los Angeles, USA. The company was also ranked at position 308 out of the 500 fastest growing companies, in the year 2005. The same year, the company recorded revenue earnings of more than $211 million.
In the year 2006, the company had become a listed public entity. But, during the year 2009, the financial statements of the company was found to be unreliable, and thus the SEC had filed an investigation against the company. Therefore, companies such as Touche and Deloitte which were auditing the company resigned as auditors of the company. The following year, the company received a $14.9 million funding from a group of investors from Canada. Then in the year 2014, the company terminated the contract of Dov Charney - who was the CEO and chairman of the company, due to misconduct and inappropriate behaviour towards employees. As of the year 2015, the company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Finally, in the year 2017, the company was taken over an auction by Gildan Activewear, for about $88 million. The headquarters of the company is based in 747 Warehouse Street. The name of the place is Los Angeles, while the name of the state is California, USA. The pin code of the area is 90021.
American Apparel is an American company that focuses on the designing, manufacturing and distribution of various kinds of clothing and apparels, for its customers. As of the current date, the company has been liquidated, and no such stores remain of the company, as of the year 2017. The last creative director of the company is more than Iris Alanzo. As of the year 2014, the total revenue generated by the company was more than $608 million. Also, the number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2015, was more than 8,000. Gildan Activewear currently owns the company.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have a retail presence in order to purchase various kinds of apparels, for any gender and any age group. The company has been the largest manufacturer and marketer of garments and also is a vertically integrated company as well.
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