Kmart Names Senior VPs
Oct 5, 2005
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Kmart Holding Corporation, wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. retail giant Sears Holdings Corporation (Hoffman Estates, Illinois, U.S.), named Donald J. Germano senior vice president and general manager for Kmart's more than 1,400 stores and named Dene L. Rogers as executive vice president, restructuring and business improvement.

Germano will be 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.

Rogers joined Kmart in 2003 and served in a variety of roles before assuming the position of senior vice president, stores in 2004.

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