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Staples streamlines structure, announces leadership changes

Staff writer |
Framingham, Mass., USA - January 27, 2016, Framingham, Mass., USA - Staples, Inc., an office supply chain store, announced leadership changes.

Shira Goodman, currently President, North American Commercial, has been named President, North American Operations.

Ms. Goodman will have responsibility for Staples’ business-to-business, online and retail operations across the United States and Canada.

Ms. Goodman joined Staples in 1992 and played a key role in developing Staples’ delivery business model. She has served in a number of senior roles across the company, including strategy, marketing, human resources and operations.

John Wilson, currently President, Staples Europe, has been named President, International Operations and Transformation.

Mr. Wilson will have responsibility for operations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Asia. He will also be responsible for the company’s strategy and overall transformation efforts. Mr. Wilson served as Chief Financial Officer at Staples from 1992-1996. He rejoined Staples in 2012 and will continue to be based in Amsterdam.

Demos Parneros, President, North American Stores and Online, announced his resignation from Staples, effective March 31.

Otis Pannell, Senior Vice President, U.S Retail Operations, will have responsibility for retail operations in the United States.

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