RadioShack has announced that Julian Day plans to retire as chairman, chief executive officer (CEO) and director, effective at the company’s annual shareholder meeting currently scheduled for the week of 16 May 2011. The company has named Jim Gooch, currently chief financial officer (CFO), as president. He will become RadioShack’s CEO and a director upon Day’s retirement.
Gooch joined RadioShack in his current position in August 2006. Since joining the company, he has held responsibility for a broad range of functions, including: finance, global sourcing and supply chain management including inventory planning, information technology, real estate, investor relations, public relations and human resources. Gooch spent 10 years with Kmart Holding and subsequently Sears Holdings after the merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co. Gooch also worked at The Quaker Oats Company, Helene Curtis and Entertainment Publications.
Gooch earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his master’s degree in management from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.
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