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Sears Hires Automotive Business Leader

Sears Holdings (Hoffman Estates, IL) has hired Norman Miller as a senior vice president and president – automotive, where he is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the company’s automotive business, including Sears Auto Centers.

This comes a little more than three months after it become known that the company is evaluating separating the Sears Auto Centers business.

Miller most recently was president and chief operating officer of Dollar Financial Corp. Prior to that, he was group president – sports and entertainment at Aramark, where he worked for a decade. He was named to that role after serving as the president of the company’s correctional services unit from 2002-‘03. Miller’s career also includes nine years with Nestle, Kraft General Foods and PepsiCo, serving in management positions in sales, marketing and operations.

“Norman is a proven executive whose operations, management and sales experience make him an ideal fit to lead the transformation of Sears Auto Centers,” said Eddie Lampert, Sears chairman and CEO. “His deep expertise in driving the development and execution of growth and sales strategy for large, complex organizations makes him a strong addition to our team.”

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