Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack has announced Claire Babrowski, its president and COO, is leaving the company, effective Aug. 31. Babrowski has been with RadioShack since July 2005 and according to Julian Day, chairman and CEO, there are no plans to fill the COO position in her stead.
“Claire is an exceptional leader who was at the helm of our company during some very challenging times,” said Day. “In addition, she has been extremely helpful to me during my period of orientation at the company. She has immense talent and is in the prime of her career, and I respect her desire to transition out of the company to pursue other interests. We thank her for her many contributions to the company. She will be missed by all.”
Babrowski joined RadioShack last summer as VP/COO after leaving her position as the chief restaurant operations officer at McDonald’s. She was promoted to president in February when her predecessor, David Edmondson, resigned after a highly-publicized investigation regarding irregularities in his resume.
In a release today, Babrowski thanked all of her RadioShack coworkers who have “made my time here so memorable. I am proud of the progress we made together and will be cheering from the sidelines as they take RadioShack to the next horizon,” she said.
Neither RadioShack nor Babrowski offered up information with a reason for her departure or her plans for the future.