Toronto — Sears Canada Inc. has appointed Ronald D. Boire as president and chief executive officer. Boire has served as the company’s acting president and CEO since October 15, 2014.
Prior to his role with Sears Canada, Boire was 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., a position he held from October 2009. Boire joined Toys “R” Us in 2006, eventually becoming president, North America. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Best Buy’s executive vice president, global merchandise manager, and before that spent 17 years at Sony Electronics Inc. in a variety of increasingly senior roles.
“I appreciate the confidence that the board of directors has shown in me and in the team that is working with me to drive the transformation of the company,” says Boire. “I am aware of the challenges facing the evolving Canadian retail marketplace, and Sears Canada in particular.”
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 174 corporate stores, 207 Hometown stores, over 1,300 catalogue and online merchandise pickup locations, 96 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide repair and service network. For more information, visit www.sears.ca.
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.