Sears Canada Inc., a multi-channel retailer, has appointed Ronald Boire as the president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.
Boire has served as the Company’s acting president and CEO since October 15, 2014. Prior to his role with Sears Canada, Boire was the executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart Formats, Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Boire holds MBA degrees from the Columbia Business School and the London Business School.
William C. Crowley, chairman of the board, Sears Canada Inc. said, “The Board of Directors believes Ron has the capabilities, experience and leadership that Sears Canada needs at this time. He is assembling a team, developing an approach, and instilling a culture that is necessary to improve the business.”
Boire said, “I appreciate the confidence that the Board of Directors has shown in me and in the team that is working with me to drive the transformation of the company. I am aware of the challenges facing the evolving Canadian retail marketplace, and Sears Canada in particular. I understand what needs to be done and I am confident that our associates are engaged and focused on the drivers of our future success.”
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 174 corporate stores, 207 Hometown stores, over 1,300 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 96 Sears Travel offices, and a nationwide repair and service network. The Company also publishes Canada’s most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online. (GK)
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