Department store group Federated has announced a series of new division senior management appointments as the company integrates its Macy's divisions following the acquisition of The May Department Stores Company in August.

The following appointments will be effective as of 1 February 2006.

Federated chairman, president and chief executive Terry Lundgren said: "Enhancing our company's already strong talent pool was a key objective of the May acquisition and today's announcements are a clear indication that we have made great strides in that regard.

"By retaining experienced executives from the May Company organisation and combining their skills with Federated's existing division leadership, we will strengthen our Macy's divisions as we grow to serve customers in new geographic regions across the country."

Daniel Edelman will become president and chief operating officer of San Francisco-based Macy's West. Currently, he is chairman and chief executive of Macy's Northwest in Seattle.

Jeff Gennette will become chairman and chief executive officer of Macy's Northwest. Currently, he is executive vice president and director of stores at Atlanta-based Macy's Central.

Robert Harrison will become president and chief operating officer of Macy's Northwest. Currently, he is chairman of Robinsons-May in Los Angeles.

Andrew  Pickman will become president and chief merchandising officer of Atlanta-based Macy's South. Currently, he is president and chief executive officer of Foley's in Houston.

Michael Krauter will become vice chairman and director of stores at Macy's South. Currently, he is president and chief merchandising officer of Macy's Central in Atlanta.

John Harper will become vice chairman and director of stores at Macy's Midwest in St. Louis. Currently, he is chairman of Hecht's/Strawbridge's.

Frank Guzzetta will become chairman and chief executive officer of Minneapolis-based Macy's North. Currently, he is president and chief executive officer of Marshall Field's.

Robert Soroka will become president and chief operating officer of Macy's North. Currently, he is chairman of Marshall Field's.

These executives are in addition to the previously announced leadership team at the new Macy's Midwest division, based in St Louis - William McNamara, chairman and chief executive officer, and Brian  Keck, president and chief operating officer.

Jeffrey Kantor will become president for furniture at Macy's Home Store, a new position based in New York. Currently, Kantor is president and chief executive officer at Hecht's/Strawbridge's in Arlington, Virginia.

Federated, with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with 2004 sales of more than US$15.6bn.

With the May Company's more than 490 department stores and more than 720 bridal and formalwear stores in the US, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Federated operates about 950 department stores and more than 720 bridal and formalwear stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.