Borders Group Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) has added to its executive leadership team naming Michele Delahunty-Cloutier as the company's new executive vp, chief merchandising officer. Delahunty-Cloutier’s career includes more than 22 years of merchandising experience. In her new post, Delahunty-Cloutier will oversee merchandising, marketing and supply chain, playing an integral role in helping Borders redefine its brand and drive a turnaround of the company.
She most recently served as brand president for Chico's FAS Inc. Her career also includes posts at Ann Taylor Stores and The Gap Inc.
The book seller also appointed two regional vp to lead its store teams. Eric Kovats was named regional vp for the Southeast region and Beatrice Vicente will serve as regional vp for the West Coast. Both are responsible for managing district managers and store managers with the overall goal of creating and maintaining an outstanding customer shopping experience.
Borders Group operates stores under the Borders and Waldenbooks nameplates.