Kmart Holding Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), today announced Donald J. Germano, as senior vice president and general manager for Kmart's more than 1,400 stores and Dene L. Rogers as executive vice president, restructuring and business improvement.
In his new position, Germano is responsible for the financial performance, operations and management of all of Kmart's stores and reports directly to Aylwin B. Lewis, chief executive officer and president of Sears Holdings. Germano previously served as vice president of inventory management and replenishment. Rogers will report to and work closely with William C. Crowley, executive vice president, and chief financial and administrative officer. Rogers previously served as executive vice president of Kmart stores.
"Don's leadership roles within our supply chain organization over the last four years position him well for his new expanded, operations responsibilities," Lewis said. "I'm confident his exceptional coaching skills, leadership ability, drive for results and customer advocacy will help deliver a dynamic, relevant customer shopping experience for our Kmart customers."
Lewis added, "Dene has made substantial progress in improving the performance and the efficiency of the stores. We have asked him to apply his considerable change management skills more broadly across Sears Holdings. We believe these changes will allow the company to benefit from these two skilled executives."
Germano joined Kmart in 2001 as divisional vice president, supply chain, and has held increasingly responsible positions within Kmart's supply chain organization. Earlier in his career, he held senior management and logistics positions with Kozmo.com, Nabisco, North American Van Lines and United Parcel Service. Germano holds a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy.
Rogers joined Kmart in 2003 and served in a variety of roles before assuming the position of senior vice president, stores in 2004. Before joining Kmart, Rogers was senior vice president, planning, development and new products for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. He also served as senior vice president, business development at General Electric Capital.
Kmart Holding Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Thalia Sodi, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. For more information visit the company's website at http://www.kmart.com/ or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at http://www.searsholdings.com/ .
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's third largest broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/ .
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