FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 19, 2012--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that Michael T. Williams
has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and secretary,
effective Nov. 7, 2012. Williams will have global management
responsibility for the company’s legal team and will report to Ron
Sargent, Staples’ chairman and chief executive officer.
Staples, Inc. Appoints Michael T. Williams as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Mike brings more than 25 years of legal management experience to
Staples,” Sargent said. “With his proven leadership and experience
across industries, he will play an important role in supporting the
Williams joins Staples from Sony Electronics, Inc., where he was
executive vice president, general counsel and secretary with
responsibility for legal operations of several professional and consumer
electronics companies in the U.S., Central America and South America.
Prior to joining Sony, he was a partner at the law firm of Heller
Ehrman, where he represented Fortune 100 companies. Previously, he was a
partner at the law firm of Andrews Kurth. Williams also served as an
officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a J.D. from University of San
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.
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Source: Staples, Inc.
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