Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) today announced the appointment of Anthony D'Onofrio, to the post of executive vice president, chief supply chain officer, effective October 26, 2000. In this new senior executive position, D'Onofrio will oversee all aspects of merchandise flow, distribution and logistics at Kmart and will report directly to president and COO Andy Giancamilli.

"With exceptional infrastructure design, distribution and logistics experience, Tony D'Onofrio has helped some of the world's leading companies such as Pepsico, Merck, and Procter & Gamble create and operate world-class supply chain processes," said Giancamilli.

D'Onofrio joins Kmart from Michaels Stores where he has served as senior vice president, global supply chain, logistics and distribution and was responsible for integrating global operations, optimising their supply chain, inventory control, transportation and distribution. Previously, he was vice president, operations engineering for Merck. From 1981 to 1997, D'Onofrio was with Pepsico Inc where he rose to the post of senior director technology, product and process development.

Other executive appointments
Also, effective immediately, Michael K. Frank has joined the company as vice president, general merchandise manager Super Kmart, reporting directly to senior vice president store operations Mark Schwartz.

Additionally, Kmart announced the appointment of Mariana Keros as divisional vice president, trend and product development, effective immediately. A 19-year veteran of fashion merchandising and marketing, Keros will report directly to executive vice president, merchandising Cecil Kearse. In this new position, she will be responsible for all aspects of the company's trend and product development for all merchandising divisions.

Prior to joining Kmart, Keros served as director of trend merchandising and product development for the Dayton Hudson Department Stores Division of Target Corporation, with responsibility for in-house product development for Marshall Fields, Dayton's and Hudson's. Keros also held merchandising and marketing positions with The Limited where she most recently served as director of fashion communication.

About Kmart
Kmart Corporation serves America with 2,164 Kmart, Big Kmart and Super Kmart retail outlets. In addition to serving all 50 states, Kmart operations extend to Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands. More information about Kmart is available on the web at in the "About Kmart" section.