Irvin Retires from JCPenney
June 9, 2008,
John Irvin, 61, evp at JCPenney and president of JCPenney Direct, has retired from the company, effective June 3.
Irvin joined the company from Spiegels where he was president and ceo. His earlier career included senior executive positions at Mervyn's, Maison Blanche, the Dallas Market Center, Sanger-Harris and Foley's.
Irvin's retirement coincides with the merging of the company retail stores and direct buying organizations that began in April. The marketing, merchandising, buying and operations are being programmed as one business.
John Kendig, vp hard lines for JCPenney Direct, now will focus on merchandising in the home division reporting to Jeff Allison, evp. The marketing and direct operation functions that previously reported to Irvin are now reporting to Mike Boylson, said Quinton Crenshaw, a company spokesperson.