BlueLight.com CEO resigns

Summary:The chief executive of BlueLight.com has stepped down, sources at the company said Thursday, amid a reorganization that shifted most marketing and merchandising duties to parent company Kmart.

The chief executive of BlueLight.com has stepped down, sources at the company said Thursday, amid a reorganization that shifted most marketing and merchandising duties to parent company Kmart.

Spokesman Dave Karraker confirmed that Troy, Mich.-based Kmart, which owns 60 percent of the Internet service provider, will handle some of BlueLight's operations, and that the changes involved an undisclosed number of layoffs.

"The reason behind this is to increase efficiencies and improve operations," Karraker said. He said he had no comment about CEO Mark Goldstein.

A source said Goldstein, who helped launch BlueLight in December 1999, "stopped overseeing the day-to-day operations awhile ago."

It was not immediately clear whether Goldstein, who did not return calls left at his home and office Wednesday, would remain involved with the company. Karraker declined to comment on any personnel changes at BlueLight. --Greg Sandoval, Special to ZDNet News

Topics: Tech Industry

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