Ron Boire

Sears Holdings announced Tuesday that former Brookstone CEO Ron Boire has been named executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president for the Sears and Kmart stores. The job puts him in charge of merchandising and retail stores for both brands.

Sony's reorganization of its supply chainmanagement means change for retail, too By David Dritsas It has been a year of change for Sony Electronics. In 2001, the company initiated reorganization of its operations to deal with leaner times. Layoffs, management restructuring and investment in new areas all played a part, and the management of the supply chain was a primary target. Dealerscope recently sat down with Sony President, Consumer Sales Company, Ron Boire to talk about these changes and how they affect the retailer. The Selling Team Last October, 70 percent of the sales company received new assignments. Regional offices were consolidated

CEO and President Kenneth R. Weller of Good Guys stepped in as chairman of the company's board of directors when Ronald A. Unkefer retired as chairman and as a board member. Unkefer remains the company's largest individual shareholder. Unkefer returned to Good Guys in 1999 to lead the retailer's turn around and brought 11-year Good Guys veteran Weller back into the fold after a seven year stint at Best Buy. Former Senior Vice President of Services for Best Buy Lowell Peters is now chairman of Partsearch's Advisory Board. Peters has been a services industry professional for more than 34 years, including 20 years

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