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Pep Boys names head of store operations

BY Staff Writer

Philadelphia — The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack named Chris Adams as SVP store operations.

Since 2010, Adams has served as COO of CarGroup Holdings LLC d/b/a Webuyanycar.com, where he was responsible for launching the U.S. operations of the successful U.K.-based car-buying service. Adams began his career at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Mike Odell, president and CEO, said: “Chris has a proven track record of delivering world-class customer service, having cut his teeth rising up through the ranks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.”

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Ascena Retail names president of global sourcing

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Suffern, N.Y. — Ascena Retail Group announced it has named Ronnie Robinson to the position of president of Ascena Global Sourcing (AGS).

David Jaffe, president and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, commented: “Leveraging our sourcing capability across all our brands is an important strategic initiative for Ascena. Ronnie’s experience and accomplishments make him the ideal candidate to lead this effort.”

Robinson joined Ascena’s Tween Brands in 2001 and most recently held the position of EVP-sourcing and technical design.

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Limited CEO named CEO of Lane Bryant

BY Marianne Wilson

Suffern, N.Y. — Ascena Retail Group announced that Linda Heasley has accepted the position of president and CEO of Lane Bryant effective Feb. 18. Heasley joins Lane Bryant division after six years as president and CEO of The Limited. (The Limited has announced a search for a new chief executive.)

During her time with The Limited, Heasley revamped store product lines; introduced new brand positioning; launched e-commerce; commissioned a new store design; introduced a new plus-size brand, inaugurated a new national advertising campaign and returned The Limited to sustained profitability for the first time in 17 years.

In addition to The Limited, Heasley has held numerous senior leadership roles at Timberland, Limited Brands, Inc. and CVS.

David Jaffe, president and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, commented: “A very focused search process was conducted and the organization was able to attract a number of highly qualified candidates. Linda is the ideal person to lead Lane Bryant. She has a track record of impressive business results, an engaging and collaborative style, and a passion for the customer.”

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