Gottschalks hires new gmm of home

FRESNO , Calif. — Gottschalks Inc. has appointed Donald Engelman vice president and general merchandise manager of the Home Store Division.

He will oversee Gottschalks' home division, including textiles, housewares, tabletop and furniture. Engelman will report to Gary Gladding, executive vice president of merchandising.

Jim Famalette, president and CEO of Gottschalks, said, "Gottschalks' home store is a key segment of our business, and Don's expertise will bring valuable leadership to this important division."

Engelman joins Gottschalks with more than 25 years of experience in the retail industry focused on home store merchandise. Prior to joining Gottschalks, he served as vice president, divisional merchandise manager, tabletop, gifts, Trim a Home and luggage, for the May Department Store Company. Engelman also previously served as vice president, divisional merchandise manager, housewares, marketplace and tabletop, for Federated Department Stores' Macy's East Division.

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