Sears Canada Inc. has appointed Ronald Boire president and CEO, the company’s board of directors announced. He has served as Sears Canada’s acting president and CEO since October 15, 2014.
Before joining the company, Boire was evp, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart formats, Sears Holdings Corp. Prior to joining Sears Holdings in January, he was president and CEO of Brookstone, Inc.
“I appreciate the confidence that the board of directors has shown in me and in the team that is working with me to drive the transformation of the company,” Boire said in acknowledging his appointment. “I am aware of the challenges facing the evolving Canadian retail marketplace, and Sears Canada in particular. I understand what needs to be done, and I am confident that our associates are engaged and focused on the drivers of our future success.”