Meads Named President/CEO at Lands' End

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Mindy Meads, an 11-year veteran of Lands' End, was promoted to president/CEO effective Feb. 1.


Meads, 51, will continue to serve as an executive vice president of Sears, which owns Lands' End. She replaces Dave Dyer, who left Lands' End and Sears last year to become president/CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Corp.


Meads currently serves as executive vice president of merchandising and design for Lands' End. In April 2003 she was named Sears executive vice president and general manager of apparel, a position she held while continuing her merchandising responsibilities at Lands' End.


Meanwhile, Gwen K. Manto has been named executive vice president and general manager of apparel, effective Feb. 1. Manto was vice chairman and chief merchandising officer at specialty-store chain Stein Mart. She will be responsible for all apparel merchandising and design functions for Sears apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children.


In addition, Lee Eisenberg, executive vice president and chief creative and administrative officer at Lands' End, announced he will leave the company at the end of March.


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