The Spiegel Group announced that Richard Mozack has been named vice president and chief information officer of the company, effective immediately. Reporting to Alexander Birken, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of The Spiegel Group, Mozack leads all of the information systems application development, technical services and network services for The Spiegel Group. Mozack replaces David Kardesh who resigned to accept a position at another company.
"We are delighted to have someone with Rich's capabilities to step into the position of chief information officer and make an immediate and meaningful contribution," said Alexander Birken. "He has the broad skill set necessary to effectively lead our information services team," Birken said.
Mozack, 39, joined the company in 1994 as a project manager of mainframe system software. Since that time, he has served in a number of information services positions through which he has demonstrated his outstanding skills as he has assumed new areas of responsibility. He has served as manager of technical services, director of information processing services, divisional vice president of operations and technical services, and vice president of operations and technical services. Prior to being named chief information officer, he served as vice president of application development.
Prior to joining The Spiegel Group, Mozack held a variety of hardware development and marketing positions at IBM, including development engineer, systems engineer, account systems engineer and advisory marketing specialist. He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
The Spiegel Group is a leading international specialty retailer marketing fashionable apparel and home furnishings to customers through catalogs, specialty retail and outlet stores, and e-commerce sites, including eddiebauer.com, newport-news.com and spiegel.com. The Spiegel Group's businesses include Eddie Bauer, Newport News and Spiegel Catalog. Investor relations information is available on The Spiegel Group Web site at http://www.thespiegelgroup.com.
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