HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Feb. 4, 2014) — Sears Holdings Corp. has hired Norman Miller, president and COO of Dollar Financial Corp., to be president of its automotive business, including Sears Auto Centers, filling a position vacated at year-end 2013 by Joe Finney.
Mr. Miller, who will also be a senior vice president of Sears Holdings, will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of the company's automotive business, which Sears identified last September as a business it might divest.
"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 Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings 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."
Mr. Miller's hiring comes just three months after Sears announced it is evaluating divesting its Sears Auto Center and Lands' End businesses as part of a strategy to "improve our financial flexibility and accelerate our transformation into a leading 'integrated retailer.'"
Sears operates 758 Sears Auto Centers throughout the U.S., most integrated with its Sears retail stores.