New York City -- Aeropostale announced that, effective immediately, Thomas P. Johnson, co-CEO, has been named CEO. Mindy C. Meads, who has served as co-CEO along with Johnson since February 2010, will leave the company to pursue other interests. She will stay for a short period to ensure a smooth transition.
Julian R. Geiger, chairman, said: "Mindy has made significant contributions to Aeropostale during her tenure with the company. She has helped build a team with considerable depth that has enabled the organization to drive brand recognition and loyalty."
In conjunction with Meads' departure, Johnson will assume full responsibility for all areas of the business. Michael J. Cunningham will continue to serve as president and CFO.
Additionally, Geiger, will expand his role of advisor to the Aeropostale, to work closely with the management team primarily in the areas of merchandising and design.