Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today the election of William C. Kunkler, 52, executive vice president - operations of CC Industries, Inc., a private equity firm focused on manufacturing companies and real estate investments, to membership on the Sears Holdings board.
"We are pleased to add the strong business acumen and experience of William Kunkler to our board of directors. As Sears Holdings continues the work of transforming and strengthening our company, we look forward to his leadership and contributions," said Chairman of Sears Holdings, Edward S. Lampert.
Mr. Kunkler has served in a number of other officer positions with CC Industries, an affiliate of Henry Crown and Company, since 1994. He has over 30 years of manufacturing industry experience. In addition, Mr. Kunkler is a director for Envestnet Asset Management Inc., a financial services company, and NIBCO Inc., a manufacturer of valves and fittings.
Within the Chicago area, Mr. Kunkler serves as a director of the Northwestern Memorial Foundation; a trustee and Chairman of the Board for the Brookfield Zoo, a trustee of The Field Museum of Natural History and a trustee of Loyola University.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer 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. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com.
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