J.C. Penney Co Inc., led by former Apple Retail head Ron Johnson, “said on Thursday it has hired the man who led the design team behind Apple Inc’s sleek, well regarded outlets, the latest executive the U.S. department store chain has lured from the maker of the iPad and iPhone,” Reuters reports.

“Benjamin Fay, 40, will be Penney’s executive vice president for real estate, store design and development and his duties will include overseeing the remodeling of the chain’s stores,” Reuters reports. “Last month, Penney hired Mike Fisher from Apple as senior vice president of visual presentation for the stores.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JayinDC” for the heads up.]