RadioShack Corporation announced the appointment of Scott E. Young ('92), a retail and consumer-products industry executive, as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.
In this role, Mr. Young will be responsible for developing and implementing RadioShack's merchandising, product development and allocation functions to support the Company's strategic focus on mobility, innovation, connectivity, and personal service.
Mr. Young, 48, joins RadioShack from LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, where since 2006 he has been divisional president and chief marketing officer. Previously, Mr. Young spent seven years at Best Buy Company, Inc., where he held numerous positions within the merchandising function, including vice president, merchandising.
"We are delighted to welcome Scott to THE SHACK," said Julian C. Day, RadioShack's chairman and chief executive officer.
"Over the last year, our Company has successfully launched our new brand platform and has become a leader in meeting customers' needs for high-demand mobile technology and connectivity products and services," Mr. Day said. "As we pursue growth opportunities ahead, we are confident Scott will play a critical role in our plans to enhance the product assortment and the shopping experience at The Shack."
Before Best Buy, Mr. Young was vice president of strategic marketing at BMG Entertainment North America, managing director of merchandising for Ticketmaster and director of marketing at Capitol Records.
Young earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1985 and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1992.