Executive Profile
Friday, October 25, 1996

Name: Jim Radtke
Age: 44
Position: District manager, Ross Dress For Less in Hawaii
First job: Helper in father's general store
Favorite pastime: Scuba diving, travel, reading

Expanding the Ross dress chain

Five new Ross Dress For Less stores will be opening Nov. 2 in Pearl City, Hawaii Kai, on Ward Avenue, Kahului on Maui and at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.

Jim Radtke, recently named company district manager, will supervise 400 employees in the five stores and two existing stores at Pearlridge Center and Windward City Shopping Center.

"We also will be opening a 44,000 square-foot, two-level store at Keeaumoku Square in February and we're planning three additional stores on Oahu and other locations in the Pacific," said Radtke.

He has has 21 years experience in the retail industry, 11 years of that for the Ross chain. Radtke earned a bachelor's degree in communication arts at the University of Wisconsin.

Ross Dress For Less currently operates 298 stores in 18 states.

By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin

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