Claire's Stores Inc., recruited James Fielding, an executive at The Walt Disney Co., as its new CEO, ending a six-month search process. Fielding, 47, also will join the board of the Hoffman Estates-based company. Fielding most recently was president of Disney Stores Worldwide, a position he took in May 2008, and was responsible for the operations of the 360 Disney Stores in 12 countries and the DisneyStore.com business in five countries. He also held positions at Lands' End Inc., The J. Peterman Co., The Gap and Dayton Hudson department stores. In early January, Claire's announced that Eugene Kahn, the company's CEO, had resigned.
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