NEW YORK — Paul Liska as been promoted to president of Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s credit and financial products unit. He succeeds Kevin Keleghan, who has left the firm.

Glenn Richter succeeds Liska as chief financial officer of Sears and remains senior vice president of the firm.

Liska joined Sears in June 2001 as executive vice president and chief financial officer and retains the title of executive vice president of the company.

Before joining Sears, Liska was executive vice president and chief financial officer of The St. Paul Companies Inc. from 1997 to 2000. Earlier, he was president and chief executive officer of Specialty Foods Corp., which he joined as chief financial officer in 1994.

Richter most recently served as senior vice president, finance. He joined Sears in 2000 as vice president and controller. Before coming to Sears, Richter was senior vice president and chief financial officer for Dade Behring International from 1998 to 1999, where he had earlier been senior vice president and corporate controller. Before joining Dade Behring, Richter held senior finance positions at PepsiCo.

Both Liska and Richter report to Sears chairman and ceo Alan Lacy.

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