Scott Silver Named evp, Merchandising, at Sears Canada

TORONTO - Sears Canada has continued shaking up its senior executive team, naming Scott Silver executive vice president of merchandising in charge of home and hardlines. The announcement came days after Calvin McDonald was named president and ceo following the departure of Dene Rogers.
     In his new post, Silver will be responsible for the style and trend direction as well as the overall merchandising activities of the multi-channel retailer's furniture, mattress, major appliance, home electronics, housewares, home décor, bed and bath, fitness, hardware, lawn and garden equipment and seasonal businesses.
     Most recently, Silver was ceo of Silver Lining Holdings, a New York City-based consulting and business development enterprise serving home products retailers and manufacturers in the United States.
     From 2000 to 2008, Silver was a senior executive with Linen ‘n Things. His last post was executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Prior to Linens ‘n Things, Silver held a series of senior merchandising positions at  Le Gourmet Chef, Bloomingdale's and B. Altman & Co. He began his retail career at Macy's, where he was hired in the management development program after graduating from The State University of New York (Buffalo).
     "Scott is an experienced and successful retail executive who can provide leadership to improve our offerings to customers, our relationships with vendors and learning opportunities for our associates." McDonald said in a statement. "
     In addition to McDonald, two other senior executive appointments have been made by Sears Canada in recent months. In May, Thomas Fitzgerald was named executive vp and chief administrative offi cer. Last December, Sharon R. Driscoll was named senior vice president and chief financial offi cer, succeeding Allen R. Ravas.

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