Michael Strehler, former Senior Vice President Commercial Operation Europe/North Africa of Levi Strauss & Co., has left the company.

A company speaker of Levi’s today said:  “We can confirm that Michael Strehler has left the company and we’re very grateful for his contribution to LS&Co. We thank Michael for his many contributions, including, in particular, his work in recent years in assisting with organizational design.  LS&Co. had selected Michael for a position in global operations in the United States but ultimately decided to refine its organization structure so as to not staff that position. Regrettably, the company is unable at this time to place Michael in a comparable position, and as a result, Michael will be moving on to new opportunities outside of our organization.”

Since 2004 Strehler had been working for Levi’s as manager of markets including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From January 2009, Strehler was based in the European headquarters in Brussels, from where he was responsible for sales operations across all European markets and North Africa.

Strehler was not available to comment.