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Office supply giant shakes up leadership team


Beefing up its digital officer’s responsibilities is one of many changes that Office Depot has made in its leadership team.

Kevin Moffitt was named chief digital officer. This new role, which builds off of his current position as senior VP, e-commerce, will focus on all of the company’s digital-related activities. He will be responsible for transforming Office Depot’s digital platforms, driving digital strategy and innovation and accelerating the company’s online and mobile growth.

Moffitt, who has been with the company since 2012, has more than 20 years of experience creating integrated, customer-centric digital experiences. He will report to Steve Calkins, the retailer’s newly appointed president, business solutions division.

Calkins was previously Office Depot’s executive VP and chief legal officer. Since joining Office Depot in 2003, he has held various executive leadership roles, including overseeing operations for more than five years.

He has also been responsible for the company’s contract sales business and Canadian operations. Having been successful in these roles, he brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships that will support the continued momentum currently underway and drive expansion in adjacencies and services among B2B customers, according to the retailer.

Office Depot 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.

Rice was previously executive VP and COO, and has been with the retailer since April 2014. Prior to joining Office Depot, Rice held various executive leadership roles with Toys “R” Us and The Home Depot.

Michael Allison, the company’s former executive VP and chief people officer, recently has assumed the new role of 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.

Finally, 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.

He spent nearly 10 years as VP, global supply chain and chief procurement officer, data center group, at Lenovo. Prior to joining Lenovo, he spent approximately 12 years in various leadership roles at Dell.

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