RadioShack named former U.S. Treasury Department adviser Harry Wilson as its chief revitalization officer, enlisting a turnaround expert who helped restructure General Motors and Chrysler. Wilson, founder of the advisory firm Maeva Group, will report to RadioShack's board and CEO Joe Magnacca, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said in a statement. The struggling electronics chain, which received a rescue financing package earlier this month, cited Wilson's experience reviving U.S. automakers in the wake of the recession. He was a senior member of the Auto Task Force, which led the Treasury Department's role in revamping GM and Chrysler.
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