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Anna's names new vp for IT

Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, August 29, 2013

Costa Mesa, Calif. - Anna's Linens president Scott Gladstone announced the hiring of Harrison Kang as vp of information technology as the company ramps up its external and internal systems.

Kang, who has more than 25 years' experience managing information technology in the retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, will lead the ongoing support of the company's key systems, processing and delivery infrastructure and networking.

Over the past year, Anna's has revamped its e-commerce site, introduced a new mobile-optimized version of that site, and implemented new merchandising planning and replenishment systems, as well as a new warehouse management system. In his new position, Kang will consult across the organization, from strategic decision making down to the team management and structure.

"I'm honored to add Harrison to our executive team, and am confident his vast experience working in retail and comparable industries will serve us well as we continue to expand our IT and digital endeavors," said Gladstone.

Kang most recently was vp of retail solutions at ZTNet Solutions in Irvine, Calif., a management consulting organization. Prior to that, he was a he was senior IT consultant at IPS Corporation in Compton, Calif., and, before that, at Logic Information Systems in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. He also served as the head of IT at the specialty apparel retailer Anchor Blue Retail Group from 2004-2007.

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