Vancouver-based Lululemon's chief operating officer to become head of luggage company Away

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      Executive changes will take place at a Vancouver-based international apparel company just after the new year.

      Athleticwear company Lululemon Athletica announced in a news release issued on December 9 that its chief operating officer and executive vice-president (EVP) international Stuart Haselden is departing from the company as of January 10, 2020.

      Haselden joined Lululemon as a chief financial officer in 2015. He was one of three leaders at the company involved in the search for a new CEO last year after.

      In February 2018, Laurent Potdevin resigned, with the company stating that Potdevin "fell short" of their standards of conduct without providing specific details. 

      Calvin McDonald took over the position in July 2018.

      The company’s chief technology officer Julie Averill and chief supply chain officer Ted Dagnese will join the senior leadership team.

      Lululemon has begun a search for a new EVP international.

      The company was founded by Vancouver billionaire Chip Wilson in 1998.

      Stuart Haselden

      While the Lululemon statement said that Haselden would be taking a leadership position outside of the apparel industry, travel lifestyle brand Away announced on December 9 in a news release that Haselden would become the company’s new CEO as of January 13.

      Haselden, who previously held positions at J. Crew and Saks, will join Away cofounders Steph Korey and Jen Rubio on the board of directors while Korey, the current Away CEO, will step down and assume the position of executive chairman.

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