FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2012--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Kirk
Saville as vice president of global communications. Saville will
report to Steve Fund, Staples senior vice president of global marketing.
“Kirk brings great experience and skills to Staples,” said Fund. “He’ll
guide communications initiatives that help build our global brand and
advance our evolving reputation as a trusted source for office
Saville will lead integrated communications at Staples that engage
customers, associates and other stakeholders. He will oversee Staples’
internal and corporate communications, marketing public relations,
community relations and corporate events.
Saville joins Staples from The Hershey Company, where he served as vice
president of corporate communications, in support of the company’s
strategic objectives and brands. Prior to Hershey, he served in
communications and public relations management roles at Aspect
Communications, a telecommunications software company, and Bell Labs,
the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies. Previously,
Saville was a journalist, working at major newspapers. He holds a
master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted
source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and
expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and
breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept
in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the
world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples
operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and
consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information
about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
Source: Staples, Inc.
Owen Davis, 508-253-8468