Kmart appointments three execs
June 25, 2004,
TROY, Mich. — Kmart Holding Corporation has appointed Robert Norton as senior vice president, stores; Dene Rogers as senior vice president, store operations; and David Whipple as senior vice president, associate resources.
Norton will have overall responsibility for Kmart’s stores, including the field and headquarters’ store-support organization. Prior to joining Kmart, he served as the chairman and CEO of FTD Inc. He joined FTD as president and CEO in January 1997. Before leading FTD, Norton held senior positions at Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Whipple is now the senior human resource executive at the company, whose immediate focus is developing Kmart’s store-associate population. Whipple joins Kmart after nine years at two U.S. subsidiaries of Netherlands-based Ahold.
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