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Office Depot Makes Changes In Leadership Team

Office Depot has made some key changes in its leadership team, including naming a new chief digital officer.

According to Chain Store Age, Kevin Moffitt is now the company’s chief digital officer. This new role, which builds off his current position as senior VP, eCommerce, will focus on all of the company’s digital-related activities, with Moffitt responsible for transforming Office Depot’s digital platforms, driving digital strategy and innovation and accelerating its online and mobile growth.

Moffitt will report to Steve Calkins, the newly appointed president, business solutions division. Calkins was previously Office Depot’s executive VP and chief legal officer and has also been responsible for the company’s contract sales business and Canadian operations.

The company also named Troy Rice as president, retail division — a position that will focus on the company’s B2C customers. With a background of nearly 30 years in the retail industry, Rice will set the strategic direction of the company’s retail offerings while transforming the customer experience. He will also oversee the copy and print business.

In addition, Michael Allison, the company’s former executive VP and chief people officer, is now executive VP, chief administrative officer. With Office Depot since 2006, Allison will continue to oversee human resources, communications, loss prevention and events, and his new responsibilities for IT, real estate and construction.

John Gannfors joined Office Depot as executive VP, transformation and strategic sourcing. He will lead the company’s transformation office, process improvement and strategic sourcing areas, responsible for procurement, driving business process improvements across the organization and executing on various efficiency and cost savings opportunities.

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