30 March 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has announced that Mark Hoffman, president and CEO of Corporate Express North America, and member of the Buhrmann executive board, has resigned from the company by mutual agreement.
In a statement, Frans Koffrie, president and CEO of Buhrmann said: "We would like to thank Mark Hoffman for all the good work that Mark has accomplished on behalf of the company. Under Mark’s leadership our North American Division has seen many advances, including several important acquisitions, productivity and systems enhancements and growth. Mark has been a valuable member of the Buhrmann executive board for many years. We wish him every success for the future."
The company said that Frans Koffrie would assume immediate responsibility for the coming months, on an interim basis, as president of Corporate Express North America.
Hoffman was named president and CEO of the firm’s North American operations in November 2001.