by Meridith Levinson

IT Management Changes at American Eagle Outfitters

Mar 31, 20062 mins

Plus: CIO Announcements from Baxter International and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Today, American Eagle Outfitters promoted its CIO, Michael Rempell, to SVP and chief supply chain officer.  In his new position, he reports to the retailer’s CEO, Jim O’Donnell, and he’s responsible for imports, compliance with customers and all logistics.  Rempell has worked for American Eagle since 2000.  His new boss had lovely things to say about him, according to the press release announcing the promotion:

“Since joining American Eagle in 2000, Michael has shown strong leadership and vision for the organization. Throughout his career, Michael has demonstrated an ability to build great teams, implement creative ideas and solutions, execute financial disciplines and deliver results which have enabled American Eagle to achieve our goals.”          

Replacing Rempell in the CIO post is Rick Milazzo, who now reports to Rempell. 

Baxter International announced yesterday that it hired a DaimlerChrysler executive as its new CIO.  Karenann Terrell will start her new job with the Deerfield, Ill.-based medical products manufacturer on April 10, 2006.  Terrell most recently worked for DaimlerChrysler as VP and CIO of Chrysler Group and Mercedes Benz North America.  She moved over to DaimlerChrysler in 2000 from GM, where she spent 16 years. 

Earlier this week, President Bush nominated Molly O’Neill to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new CIO.  The EPA’s last CIO, Kim Nelson, left the agency at the end of ‘05 to join Microsoft.