Teen retailer American Eagle has announced the appointment of Peter Horvath to the role of chief global commercial and administrative officer, reporting to American Eagle CEO Jay Schottenstein.

In this role, Horvath will be responsible for global store operations, real estate, human resources, merchandise planning and allocation, legal and cooperate strategy.

“I’m eager to work with some of the best talent in the business and build on the strength of AEO’s brands,” said Horvath. “These are exciting times for the company and I look forward to contributing to our future success.”

Horvath joins American Eagle with over 30 years of retail experience, including stints at Victoria’s Secret and DSW, playing a central role in the company’s 2005 IPO during his tenure as president.

“I worked closely with Peter at DSW, and I’m thrilled he is joining AEO in this important leadership role,” said Schottenstein. “He is an effective and strategic retail executive, with strong consumer and brand experience. He will help us identify new operational efficiencies and drive profitable growth. I’m confident that Peter will be a valuable addition to our executive team, as we continue to deliver strong business results and propel AEO to even greater heights.”

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