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Sears names new chief for Kenmore line


Sears Holdings has turned to a veteran of tech and innovation companies to lead the business unit in charge of the company's most iconic brands.

The company has named Tom Park as president of the retailer's Kenmore, Craftsman & DieHard division.

"Tom is a veteran in the consumer and business-to-business technology space," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings' chairman and CEO. "His experience at Disney, one of the country's most treasured brands, in addition to his over 30 years of experience in sales, operations, sourcing and logistics, product management and finance, positions him well to serve as the steward of our brands as we continue to transform our company."

Park most recently served as the VP and general manager of the Linksys division of Belkin International where he has held various senior level roles since 2004. Prior to Belkin, he served as the director of finance for Walt Disney Imagineering, the arm of the company focused on theme parks, resorts and other real estate development.

Park was promoted to vice president and controller of Disney Consumer Products and then to VP and general manager of Disney Collectibles, which later became Walt Disney Classics under his leadership. He also was senior VP of Disney Direct Marketing and president of The Disney Store Worldwide. Park has also previously held positions at Unisys, EStyle and MGA Entertainment.

Park holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University.

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