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Sears Canada appoints Heywood Wilansky as director

Sears CanadaSears Canada Inc., a retailer, announced that it has named Heywood Wilansky as a director of the company.

Mr. Wilansky brings over 45 years of retail experience to the Company and over 20 years of Board experience, both corporate and philanthropic.

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Since 2010, Mr. Wilansky has been President and CEO, Strategic Management Resources LLC, a consulting service.

From 2004 to 2009, he was President and CEO of Retail Ventures Inc., a off-price U.S.-based retailer operating various banners including Value City, DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse), and Filene's Basement, of which Mr. Wilansky was President and CEO from 2003 to 2004.

He was also President and CEO of Bon-Ton Stores Inc., Foley's and Filene's Department Stores, and held senior executive positions with Lord & Taylor and Hecht Company. He spent his early retail years in buying positions at Gertz and Abraham & Straus.

Mr. Wilansky is a Director at Swan Products, LLC, a manufacturer of lawn and garden watering products. He has also been a corporate Director of DSW Inc., Retail Ventures Inc., Bertucci's Corp., Steve Madden Ltd., Bon-Ton Stores and First Washington Realty Trust, Inc., and is currently a volunteer member of The Genesis Fund.




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