By Sandra M. Jones | Hewlett-Packard Co. said it hired Sears’ top marketing executive Richard
Gerstein as senior vice president of strategy and worldwide marketing
for the computer company’s personal systems group.
from Sears Holdings Corp., where he was senior vice president of
marketing, earlier this week, the Tribune reported. Gerstein’s last day
at the Hoffman Estates-based retailer is May 7. He starts at Palo Alto,
Calif.-based HP in mid-May.
He succeeds Satjiv Chahil, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Gerstein is the second top marketing executive to leave the operator of Sears and Kmart stores since investor Edward Lampert took control of the company five years ago.