So Wilson, who came up with the idea for the company after attending a yoga class, will begin his transition out. And, in steps Laurent Potdevin, who has been chosen to replace CEO Christine Day. Earlier this year, Day made a personal decision to leave, but said she would remain until a new CEO was chosen.
Potdevin leaves his role as president of TOMS shoes. Before working at TOMS, he spent 15 years at Burton Snowboards.
In a press release from Lululemon, Potdevin said, "The tremendous success of [lululemon] to date and the potential for future growth are both exciting and inspiring. I look forward to working with everyone at lululemon to continue to build and drive the brand forward."
Lululemon has enjoyed incredible success and growth in recent years — becoming a global leader in up-market yoga apparel. But in 2013, Lulu has seen much controversy.
Earlier this year, the company recalled two lines of yoga pants because the fabric was too see-through. That cost millions of dollars and was the first ding to the brand's reputation.
And then came the comments from Wilson. Despite the controversies, the company is still growing revenues by more than 20% a year and is expected to enjoy a robust holiday quarter.