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
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 operations.
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
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
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
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