FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2012--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the promotion of Neil
Ringel to executive vice president of Staples Advantage, the company’s
business-to-business division. Ringel will have overall responsibility
for Staples Advantage in North America and report to Joe Doody,
president of Staples North American Delivery.
“Neil has demonstrated great leadership at Staples,” said Doody. “He has
deep knowledge of the Staples Advantage business and has been a driving
force in unifying our total portfolio of products, services and
expertise for our contract customers. There is no one better qualified
to lead the growth of Staples Advantage in the years to come.”
Ringel joined Staples in 1995 and worked to help launch the Staples
Advantage business. Since then, he held a number of positions in senior
sales management and has played a key role in driving growth in the
division. In addition to office supplies, Staples Advantage is growing
its portfolio of solutions, including facilities and breakroom, print,
promotional products, furniture and technology. Ringel most recently
served as senior vice president of Staples Advantage.
Ringel succeeds Jay Baitler, who will retire in October after 17 years
leading Staples Advantage.
“We thank Jay for his tremendous leadership of and remarkable
contributions to Staples Advantage and the company overall,” said Doody.
“Jay’s legacy will have a lasting impact on Staples, and we wish him all
the best in the years ahead.”
About Staples Advantage
Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SPLS), serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to the
Fortune 1000, including global businesses, local, state and federal
government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. The
Staples Advantage one source solution includes comprehensive products
and services from office supplies, technology and printing to
promotional products, furniture and facility supplies. Dedicated to
providing organizations with greater cost savings and improved ordering
efficiencies, Staples Advantage provides a customized level of account
support and best-in-class customer service. More information is
available at http://www.staplesadvantage.com/.
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 88,000 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