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RadioShack Reorganizes Store Operations

9/18/2008 10:36:00 AM Eastern

Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack has reorganized its store management structure under store operations executive VP Bryan Bevin.

The move, announced at the company's annual vendor conference, is designed to improve productivity, accommodate market-specific programs, and enhance customers’ overall shopping experience, Bevin said.

“We are now better prepared to pursue local marketing opportunities while achieving greater continuity and consistency in store execution nationwide,” Bevin noted. “This area structure also supports the continued professional development of our management teams at the local level."

Under the new structure, RadioShack’s U.S.-based retail operations are divided into five areas, each overseen by an area VP reporting to Bevin. Each area VP directs the activities of five regional sales directors and a dedicated support staff. Each regional sales director in turn is responsible for an average of 10 districts. Each district manager is responsible for approximately 15 to 20 stores.

The newly appointed U.S. area VPs are:

·   Bill Nebes, Northeast area;

·   Steve Schmidt, Southeast area;

·   Sal Todaro, Great Lakes area;

·         Gregory Pattakos, southwest area, and;

·         Tom Schultz, West area.

Store operations in the Caribbean will remain under the leadership of VP John Wissinger, who also reports to Bevin.

In addition, Debi Gladu has joined the company as central operations VP, and Kathy Buckley was promoted to finance VP earlier this year to provide full-time support to retail store operations.