Sears Names Pendergrass New Hardlines President

Sears Holdings has appointed Lynn Pendergrass in the new role of president, hardlines. In this position, she will be responsible for working across the Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard business unit and its hardlines partners— including home appliances, lawn and garden, tools, and Sears Auto Centers.

Pendergrass comes to Sears Holdings from Johnson & Johnson, where she directed an approximately $14 billion business segment as worldwide chairman, consumer division. Prior to J&J, Pendergrass served as the senior vice president and general manager of the printing and personal systems group at Hewlett-Packard (HP). Before joining HP, she successfully led the consumer businesses for over 20 years at General Electric, including appliances and lighting, with a particular focus on global brand and product management, insight-led innovation and building customer partnerships.

“Lynn is a proven executive with deep expertise driving cross-functional alignment, growing market share and delivering on key objectives,” said Edward Lampert, Sears Holdings’ chairman and CEO. “Her range and depth of consumer and product experiences, coupled with her track record of achieving results through diverse teams makes her a strong fit for Sears Holdings as we pursue our member-focused transformation.”