Mangone back in at JCPenney, Wooster out

Nickelson Wooster and Ken MangonePLANO, Texas—JCPenney CEO Mike Ullman, the former chief executive who replaced Ron Johnson last week, has rehired Ken Mangone and Nickelson Wooster has left.

A JCPenney spokesperson confirmed the changes, saying, “Ken Mangone is returning to JCPenney as EVP of product development, design and sourcing. In addition, Nick Wooster has decided to leave the company. We thank him for his contributions to the company and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Wooster, the consultant, blogger and former Neiman Marcus fashion director, was hired by Johnson as JCPenney’s men’s creative director about a year ago.

Ken Mangone, who had been with the retailer for 35 years, left his position as EVP of product development design and sourcing in November 2012, a position he was promoted to in 2011.

The New York Post‘s James Covert broke the news last night. According to the Post, chief operating chief Mike Kramer, chief talent officer Dan Walker and SVP of visual presentation Mike Fisher—all of them hired under Ron Johnson—have recently left the company.

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