Big Lots names execs

Columbus, Ohio Big Lots announced Friday that Joe R. Cooper and Lisa M. Bachmann have been named executive VPs for the company.

Cooper has served as CFO and senior VP since January 2005. He will now take on the additional responsibility of handling the company's loss prevention and risk management components.

Cooper takes over the loss prevention and risk management responsibilities from Brad Waite, who is retiring after 22 years with the company.

Bachmann has served as senior VP merchandise planning and allocation since March 2002 and added chief information officer responsibilities in July 2005. She will continue as CIO and take on the additional role of executive VP supply chain management.

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