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Sears Canada announces acting CEO

Staff writer | Toronto, ON, Canada | October 16, 2014
Ronald D. BoireOctober 16, 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada - Sears Canada Inc. announced the appointment of Ronald D. Boire as acting president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Boire was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and President, Sears and Kmart Formats, Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Prior to joining Sears Holdings in January, 2012, Mr. Boire was President and CEO at Brookstone, Inc., a position he held from October, 2009.

Mr. 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.

Mr. Boire serves on the Board of Retail Industry Leaders Association, an advocate group in Washington, D.C. for the American retail industry. He is also Co-Founder and Director at Ferguson Noonan Foundation, a non-profit corporation and educational organization. He has MBAs from the Columbia Business School and the London Business School.

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