OMAHA—Pamida Stores has named John Harlow as president and chief executive officer, replacing chief merchant and interim chief executive officer Ken Seipel. Most recently at Circuit City as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harlow has more than 25 years of retail experience, including positions at A&P, Toys R Us, Genovese Drug Stores and Jamesway. He has also held senior positions at Deloitte Consulting and Andersen Business Consulting.
Pamida is owned by Sun Capital Partners. “We’re delighted to have an executive of John Harlow’s caliber join the Pamida team,” said T. Scott King, a senior managing director of Sun Capital. “John is an accomplished retail leader who can build on Pamida’s firm foundation and position the company for growth in the years ahead.”
King added that the company appreciated Seipel’s leadership in the interim phase, and “we look forward to Ken’s continuing contributions.”