Gingerich named chairman at Filene's
June 21, 2002,
St. Louis — The May Department Stores Co. today named William Gingerich chairman of Filene's, its Boston-based department store company.
Effective Sept. 1., Gingerich succeeds Kent McHose, who is retiring Aug. 30 after a 29-year career with May.
McHose was named chairman of Filene's in 1997. He joined May in 1973 as vp of corporate accounting. He was named chairman of the former G. Fox division in Hartford, CT, in 1982, of L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis in 1991, and of Famous-Barr in St. Louis in 1994.
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