Cohen is chairman, ceo at Sears Canada
January 29, 2001,
TORONTO -Sears Canada, based here, has appointed Mark Cohen chairman and ceo, succeeding Paul Walters, who has left to pursue other interests.
His background also includes positions at Dayton Hudson Corp., now called Target Corp., Abraham & Strauss, Lord & Taylor and The Gap.
"I am pleased that in Mark Cohen we have an experienced retail executive who shares the company's commitment to the continued growth of Sears Canada," said Alan Lacy, chairman and ceo of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
"Mark is both a strong retail executive and a superb merchant. His skills are well suited to the challenges of growing our Sears and Eatons franchises," Lacy added.
Regarding the outgoing Walters, Lacy said, "I would like to thank Paul for his outstanding contribution to Sears Canada, including the successful relaunch of Eatons. Through his leadership, Sears Canada has achieved tremendous growth and success during the four years he led the company."
A successor to fill Cohen's previous position at Sears, Roebuck and Co. had not been named as of presstime.