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Sears Holdings Names Ex Dell Exec William Hutchinson to Lead Supply Chain Business Unit

Sears Holdings announced Monday that William Hutchinson, formerly vice president of global fulfillment and logistics for Dell, will join the company as senior vice president and president of supply chain.

Hutchinson will succeed Raj Penkar, who will retire at the end of May after leading Sears’ supply chain business unit since 2011.

In his new position, Hutchinson will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s supply chain including distribution, transportation, customs compliance and global sourcing.

Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said, “Bill possesses the right combination of leadership, operational proficiency and technical acumen to lead our Supply Chain business unit.” He added, “His significant background working within retail environments will support a seamless transition and Bill’s proven ability to achieve results is critical to improving our members’ experience.”

During his seven years at Dell, Hutchinson held various logistics roles and prior to that he was vice president of logistics and supply chain with Best Buy Company, Inc. for two years. Hutchinson also formerly served as vice president of transportation for Rite Aid Corporation and held supply chain positions at Accenture, Commerx and Andersen Consulting.