Haworth to Head Sears Retail Services Unit

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-James Haworth has been named executive vice president and president of the retail services unit of Sears Holdings.

Haworth, who will begin in this post on Jan. 31, will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and strategic growth of retail services for all Sears and Kmart stores. He will report to the board of directors of the retail services unit, and will join both this board and the board of directors for Sears Holdings.

Haworth will succeed Kevin Holt, who has left the company.

Prior to being named to this position, Haworth was chairman, president and chief executive officer for Chia Tai Enterprises International & CP Lotus, an investment holding company that operates one-stop shopping centers in China. His career includes executive positions with Walmart and Business Decisions Inc., a company that he founded in 2005.

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