Sears Canada Names Acting President & CEO

by Nate Hunter

Toronto — Ronald D. Boire most recently served as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart formats, for Sears Holdings Corporation.


Toronto — Sears Canada Inc. has appointed Ronald D. Boire as acting president and chief executive officer. Boire was most recently executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart formats, for Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Prior to joining Sears Holdings in January 2012, Boire was president and CEO at Brookstone, Inc. 

“Ron brings a deep understanding of the business from his recent experience at Sears Holdings where he had responsibility for the Sears and Kmart formats,” says William C. Crowley, chairman of the board, Sears Canada Inc. “He is a highly respected retail leader and those of us who have worked closely with him value his retail leadership and commercial approach to business. Ron has instilled confidence in associates, suppliers and shareholders and his retail experience will allow him to drive Sears Canada forward with a seamless leadership transition. Ron has the credibility with vendors to accurately portray the company’s strong financial position. We are fortunate and excited to have Ron join us at this time.”

Douglas C. Campbell, who announced his resignation as the company’s president and CEO last month, has agreed to work with Boire on the transition through to the end of the year. 

“I am excited to be joining this iconic brand which has been part of Canadian life for over 60 years,” Boire says. “I look forward to building on the work done by Doug Campbell and his team on establishing retail fundamentals in the core retail operations and aligning the size of the organization with the size of the business.”

The company is continuing its search for a permanent replacement for Campbell, and Boire is a leading candidate in that process. 

Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 176 corporate stores, 222 Hometown stores, over 1,300 catalogue and online merchandise pickup locations, 96 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide repair and service network. The company also publishes Canada’s most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at





SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.


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