HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Aug. 5, 2010) — Sears Holdings Corp. has named former Tire Centers L.L.C. (TCI) executive Joe Finney a senior vice president of Sears Holdings and president of Sears Automotive Group.
Mr. Finney joined Sears on Aug. 2 after leaving his post at TCI earlier this year. TCI is a subsidiary of Michelin North America Inc.
In his new role at Sears, Mr. Finney will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of the automotive business both in store and online, a company spokeswoman said.
Mr. Finney replaces Bill Jackson, who left the company only 16 months after joining it to pursue other interests.
Sears Automotive Group consists of 775 Sears Auto Centers operating in full-line stores, 23 auto centers in free-standing Sears Essential stores and 29 free-standing Sears Automotive Centers.
Mr. Finney joined TCI in 2005 following 16 years at ServiceMaster Co.