Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), today announced the promotion of Steve Titus to vice president and general manager, Sears Dealer Stores, effective immediately.
In his new position, Titus is responsible for all strategic development, marketing, merchandising, finance, talent management, performance management, real estate, sales operations and relationship management of 818 independently owned and operated Sears stores. Titus reports to Mike McCarthy, senior vice president of retail operations for Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Most recently, Titus served as director, retail outlet stores since February 2005. Since joining Sears in 1971, Titus has held various operations, field management and hardlines business positions, including a previous assignment leading Sears Dealer Stores from 1993 to 1998. Titus holds bachelor's degrees in marketing and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Titus replaces Penny Katsaros, who is leaving Sears to pursue other opportunities.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,400 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes approximately 870 full-line and 1,100 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at http://www.sears.com/ or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at http://www.searsholdings.com/ .
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's third largest broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/ .
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SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
CONTACT: Larry Costello, Sears Public Relations, +1-847-286-9036