|Shira Goodman Appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Succeeding Susan Hoyt Who Will Retire This Year
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2009--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced senior executive changes in
its human resources and marketing organizations. Shira Goodman will
become executive vice president of human resources effective
May 1, responsible for Staples’ global HR strategies and programs.
Goodman, formerly executive vice president of marketing, will succeed
Susan Hoyt who, after 13 years of HR leadership at Staples, will be
retiring in September. Goodman will report directly to Ron Sargent,
Staples chairman and chief executive officer.
“Over the years, Susan has provided outstanding leadership to the HR
function, strengthening Staples’ reputation as an employer of choice.
She has served as one of the most influential organizational architects
of the company. We wish her all the best as she enters retirement this
year,” said Sargent. “As we move ahead, Shira brings her tremendous
leadership skills and deep knowledge of our business to her new role.
She will drive the development of important HR initiatives globally to
support Staples’ commitment to be the world’s best office products
Goodman joined Staples in 1992 and has served in a number of leadership
roles at the company. Since 2001, she has served as executive vice
president of marketing responsible for the strategic, creative,
operational and financial aspects of all Staples’ marketing programs.
Recently, Goodman has also lead the company’s global business
integration efforts following Staples’ acquisition of Corporate Express
Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to
making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products,
including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With
$27 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and
consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express,
one of the world’s leading suppliers of office products to businesses
and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986
and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples
(Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
Source: Staples, Inc.
Paul Capelli/Owen Davis, 508-253-8530/8468