Wal-Mart makes management changes

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has promoted John Menzer, president and CEO of Wal-Mart International, and Mike Duke, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.A., to vice chairman positions.


Menzer will take responsibility for major functions of the U.S. business, and Duke will take over leadership of Wal-Mart International. In addition to his responsibility for Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.A., Menzer will head the divisions responsible for real estate, logistics, information services, benefits, global procurement, financial services, store planning and strategic planning.

Eduardo Castro-Wright, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.A., has been named president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.A., reporting to Menzer. As president of Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.A., Castro-Wright will be responsible for operations, merchandising, marketing, specialty divisions and new business development in the company's U.S. Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets.

Pat Curran, senior vice president and a divisional manager for Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.A., has been promoted to executive vice president for store operations, reporting to Castro-Wright.

Greg Spragg, executive vice president for Sam’s Club operations, has been named executive vice president for the Sam’s Club merchandising and replenishment division, reporting to Doug McMillon, president and CEO for Sam’s Club.

Additionally, Greg Johnston, regional vice president for Sam’s Club, has been promoted to executive vice president for Sam’s Club operations, reporting to McMillon.

Mark Goodman is joining Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as executive vice president of marketing and membership of Sam’s Club, effective Oct. 1.

Goodman has served in several within McDonalds Corp., including serving as vice president of U.S. strategy and operations. At Sam’s Club, he will have responsibility for strategy development, marketing, enhancement of the membership experience for both business members, and advantage members who don't own a business, and samsclub.com.

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