Bruce Johnson

Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Sears Holdings Corp. said that former interim CEO Bruce Johnson will serve as president and CEO of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores once the unit is spun off from the retailer. Johnson served as interim CEO of Sears Holdings from 2008 to early 2011. Last February, Sears Holdings announced it would spin off its Sears Hometown and Outlet businesses in an effort to raise an expected $400 million to $500 million.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Sears Holdings announced that as part of the continuing transformation of the company, Scott Freidheim has been appointed EVP, president Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. "Scott is a strong leader who will heighten our focus on our Kenmore, Craftsman and Diehard brands," said Bruce Johnson, interim CEO and president of Sears Holdings. "I believe he will be a tremendous asset to this business as we drive new ideas forward." Friedheim will continue to serve as a member of the internal holding company business unit board. Prior to joining Sears in 2009 as EVP, Operating and Support

Ex-Giant Food president Robin Michel has joined Sears Holdings Corp. as senior vice president and president of food and consumables and health and wellness. Sears said  Michel, who started at the company last month, will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and growth of the retailer's food and consumables, health and beauty, and pharmacy businesses in stores and online.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears Holdings Corp. has promoted Deidra Cheeks Merriwether to senior vice president and president of retail services. The company said Tuesday that in the new role, Merriwether will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of retail services for all Kmart discount stores and Sears department stores. She succeeds James Haworth, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, according to Sears Holdings. Overall, the retailer operates more than 1,300 Kmart stores and over 900 Sears broadline stores. Merriwether started at Sears Holdings in 2001 as director of IT finance and global capital planning

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD) announced today that apparel veteran Lana Cain Krauter will join the company as SVP and president – Sears Apparel. She will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and growth of Sears' apparel business, both in-store and online. "Lana is a great addition to our apparel team," said John Goodman, EVP – Apparel and Home. "She brings to the company an excellent track record with brand, product and customer loyalty program development and a demonstrated success in creating and inspiring high performance teams." � � Krauter is an

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sears Holdings Friedman most recently served as president, Americas for Razorfish, one of the world's largest interactive marketing and technology companies. During his tenure, he held numerous roles of increasing responsibility including president, Central Region and global managing partner - Retail & Consumer Goods Practice. Prior to Razorfish, Friedman spent 10 years with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as an associate partner working with retail and consumer products companies. "David is a great addition to our executive team. He brings to our company a proven track record of assisting numerous retail and consumer

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