We appreciate Janet's service on the GET board and her strategic guidance to the executive team. It is important that our directors are current on the latest in corporate governance, Continuous improvement is the cornerstone of my philosophy for competitive advantage in the 21st century.
Dov's creativity, entrepreneurialism, and dedication are the cornerstone of American Apparel. Removing him from the Company's board and leadership was a shortsighted mistake and we are seeing the results of this error unfold in the declining performance of the Company today.
Since the beginning, a cornerstone of Walmart's culture has been engaging frontline associates in the management of the company, and we're proud of the fact that 75% of our U.S. management associates began their career as frontline hourly associates.