Sears Holdings named Karen Austin president of the chain’s home electronics business unit in a newly created position. Austin has served as chief information officer of Sears Holdings since 2005.
For more than 20 years, Austin has held IT leadership positions, including senior vice president and chief information officer of Kmart, Sears’ sister chain.
In addition, the company said that Timothy Kasbe will join the company as senior vice president and chief information officer. Kasbe most recently was chief information officer at Reliance Retail Ltd. (RRL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd., a startup retail chain in India.
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