Sears Holdings named Girish Lakshman president of fulfillment, responsible for enhancing the member experience, fulfilling member and customers' needs, and advancing the integrated retail strategy.
Lakshman joins Sears from a 15-year run at Amazon, where he was most recently VP of worldwide transportation strategy, technology and customer returns. He held a variety of other roles in transportation, technology, logistics, operational excellence and management while at Amazon.
"Girish's strong operational discipline, process thinking and experience leading change make him a strong fit for Sears Holdings," said Edward Lampert, chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings. "He will work closely with me and our supply chain and inventory management leaders to enhance our members' experiences and support our transformation as an integrated retailer."
Sears has been on an executive hiring spree as of late. In July, a Levi veteran joined as president and chief member officer, and in August, a new president of hardlines was appointed from GE. Just last week, Sears added another president to oversee Kenmore, Craftsman and Diehard.
Although the company posted a profit this quarter for the first time in three years, revenue was still down 22.5 percent. Press Release