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Federated shifts eight Macy’s divisional executives

CINCINNATI — Federated Department Stores announced eight divisional senior management appointments, effective Feb. 1, 2006, as the company integrates its Macy's divisions following the acquisition of The May Department Stores Company, which was completed Aug. 30.

 

The new assignments:

Daniel H. Edelman will become president and CEO of San Francisco-based Macy's West. Currently, he is chairman and CEO of Macy's Northwest in Seattle.

Jeff Gennette will become chairman and CEO of Macy's Northwest. Currently, he is executive vice president and director of stores at Atlanta-based Macy's Central.

Robert B. Harrison will become president and COO of Macy's Northwest. Currently, he is chairman of Robinsons-May in Los Angeles.

Andrew P. Pickman will become president and chief merchandising officer of Atlanta-based Macy's South. Currently, he is president and CEO of Foley's in Houston.

Michael G. Krauter will become vice chairman and director of stores at Macy's South. Currently, he is president and chief merchandising officer of Macy's Central in Atlanta.

John T. Harper will become vice chairman and director of stores at Macy's Midwest in St. Louis. Currently, he is chairman of Hecht's/Strawbridge's.

Frank J. Guzzetta will become chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based Macy's North. Currently, he is president and CEO of Marshall Field's.

Robert M. Soroka will become president and COO of Macy's North. Currently, he is chairman of Marshall Field's.

These executives are in addition to the previously announced leadership team at the new Macy's Midwest division, based in St. Louis: William P. McNamara, chairman and CEO, and Brian L. Keck, president and COO.

All department store divisions report to Federated vice chair Susan D. Kronick.

In additional news, Jeffrey A. Kantor will become president for furniture at Macy's Home Store, a new position based in New York and reporting to Timothy M. Adams, the division's chairman and CEO. Currently, Kantor is president and CEO at Hecht's/Strawbridge's in Arlington, Va.

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