TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) announced that
Douglas C. Campbell has been appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company effective today. In his new role, Mr.
Campbell will oversee retail operations, logistics, replenishment, information
technology and international sourcing, and lead the Company's undertaking to
improve efficiency across the enterprise.
Mr. Campbell joined Sears Canada in March, 2011 and was most recently
Executive Vice-President, Home and Hardlines, which includes the key Sears
categories of Major Appliances and Mattresses. Prior to joining Sears, Mr.
Campbell was a Principal with Boston Consulting Group, an organization he
joined in 2005 and with which he led turnaround projects with major
corporations in the sectors of retail, manufacturing, packaged foods,
chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Campbell was born in Redwood City, California, the son of a naval officer,
and grew up near Washington, D.C. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy
with a Bachelor of Science in Economics - with Honors in 1994. He was
commissioned an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and pursued a career as a
Naval Aviator, where his personal decorations include the Navy and Marine
Corps Commendation Medal and two Air Medals awarded for service in combat
In 2005, Mr. Campbell earned a Masters of Business Administration with a
concentration in Finance from the Wharton School, University of
Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Margie, have four boys.
"We are pleased that Doug will take on this major leadership role at Sears
Canada," said Calvin McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sears
Canada. "Doug has already demonstrated leadership and success in executing
strategies that are key to the success of our Transformation, specifically in
our hero categories of Major Appliances and Mattresses, and I look forward to
being able to have Doug's skill, expertise and approach to business more
broadly extended across the organization."
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 195
corporate stores, 269 hometown dealer stores, 8 home services showrooms, over
1,500 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 102 Sears Travel
offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network.
The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise
catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.
Contact for Media: Vincent Power Sears Canada, Corporate Communications
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