Retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has named Gwen Manto as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of the company.

Manto will be responsible for all areas of merchandising as well as private label sourcing, merchandising planning, replenishment and allocation.

She joins Dick's with more than 30 years of industry experience, most recently as executive vice president of Softlines for Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Gary Sterling, senior vice president - merchandising is retiring after working for the company for almost ten years.

Pittsburgh-based Dick's is a full-line sporting goods retailer, operating 255 stores mainly in the Eastern half of the US.