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Sears Hires Ex-Disney Exec

Sears Holdings has appointed Tom Park as president of its brands business unit, Kenmore, Craftsman & DieHard.

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

"Tom is a veteran in the consumer and business-to-business technology space," says Edward S. Lampert, chairman and chief executive officer, Sears Holdings. "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."

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