American Apparel founder and Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney is a self-described "hustler" and one of fashion's leading innovators. His vision of a vertically integrated, sweatshop-free company was realized in downtown Los Angeles in 1997. Today, the company stands as the country's largest domestic clothing manufacturer. Offering garment workers unprecedented wages and benefits, Charney presided over the fastest retail rollout in American history without sacrificing his penchant for quality and unity within the brand. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, he remains integrally related to the daily direction of the company, designing, photographing and even testing many of the clothes himself. Even after taking the company public in late 2007, he's passionately stubborn about knowing the faces of his employees, meeting them in the factory and retail showroom alike.
Combining his socially conscious agenda with shrewd, savvy business acumen, Charney's work has been recognized often for American Apparel's success as well as his commitment to his employees. Ernst & Young named Charney Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and Apparel Magazine, the Fashion Industry Guild and the Ad Specialty Industry all separately deemed him "Man of the Year". Charney was included in the Los Angeles Times Magazine's "100 Most Powerful People of Southern California" list and Details Magazine named him in their "Power 50". Following in the footsteps of fashion legends Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, and Oscar de la Renta, among others, Charney was named Retailer of the Year at the 15th Annual Michael Awards for the Fashion Industry.
Charney attended Tufts University in Massachusetts as well as Choate Rosemary Hall and St. George's School of Montreal.
Marty Bailey Chief Manufacturing Officer
Having been at the forefront of major growth and change in the apparel industry for over 18 years, Bailey brings to American Apparel a wealth of experience, having successfully managed manufacturing services and operations for companies such as Fruit of the Loom, Alstyle Apparel, Volunteer Knit Apparel and Beltex Underwear.
Bailey has earned a reputation in the apparel industry as a T-shirt genius for his ability to implement cost-effective programs, streamlining and organizing production growth.
Since his arrival at American Apparel in spring 2002, as one of his many new constructive programs, Bailey quickly bolstered production at American Apparel, integrating a new system and advancing apparel technology into the 21st century. Bailey's brilliant manufacturing modification has resulted in record-breaking sales and increased wages for skilled workers. As chief manufacturing officer, Bailey is responsible for overseeing production planning, purchasing, sourcing, product development and quality-assurance.
John Luttrell Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Adrian Taylor Vice President, Corporate Controller
Glenn A. Weinman Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Glenn Weinman joins American Apparel as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary as of February 2009. As General Counsel, Mr. Weinman will oversee all aspects of American Apparel's legal matters, including business transactions and securities law compliance.
Mr. Weinman was previously a partner at Dongell Lawrence Finney LLP, a California-based law firm, which he joined in 2006 and where he headed up the firm's corporate and business transactions practice. In addition to his experience as an attorney in private practice with major national law firms, such as Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Mr. Weinman has also served as general counsel for a number of companies, including Luminent, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed fiber optic component manufacturer acquired by MRV Communications, and Guess?, Inc., a NYSE-listed international apparel company. At Guess?, Mr. Weinman served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 1996 to 2000, and managed the legal, human resources, risk management, shareholder relations, and contractor compliance departments. Mr. Weinman was part of the executive team that managed the successful initial public offering of Guess? in 1996.
Mr. Weinman obtained his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1978, and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1981. He also received a professional designation in human resources management from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2004.