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Jackson named: Wal-Mart has promoted human resources executive Lawrence Jackson to president and CEO of its global procurement division. Susan Chambers was also promoted to fill Jackson’s role as VP of human resources. Bentonville (AR)
Leader by example: 3M has appointed Vance Coffman to the new position of lead director. Coffman, a former CEO at defence contractor Lockheed Martin, has been a member of the board at 3M since 2002. St Paul (MN)
Frazier fronts: Danka Business Systems has announced the appointment of A D Frazier as its chairman and CEO. Danka’s outgoing CEO, Todd Mavis, will be leaving the company after a transition period. Danka’s chairman of the board, Andrew McKenna, has relinquished the chairmanship of the company to Frazier and will remain on the company’s board of directors. St Petersburg (FL)
Newbie: Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Steven Strobel to its board of directors. Strobel will also serve on the Audit Committee. Atlanta (GA)
Ross Boss: FedEx Express SVP and CFO Cathy Ross has been elected to the Steelcase board. Ross also serves on the board of the Women’s Foundation of greater Memphis. Grand Rapids (MI)
Election victory: Kodak has announced that its board of directors has elected Richard Hirschland as a VP of the company. Rochester (NY)
Green man: Office Depot has named Yalmaz Siddiqui as the company’s environmental strategy advisor. Siddiqui, formerly a senior consultant in customer relationship management at IBM, will oversee Depot’s five-year, $2.2 million Forest & Biodiversity Conservation Alliance. Delray Beach (FL)


As Per the job: Canon Europe has promoted Per Klavsen to head up its European corporate and international channel division. The company also named David Preskett as European professional solutions marketing director. Amstelveen (NL)
Stora elects: The board of directors at Stora Enso has elected Claes Dahlbäck as chairman and Ilkka Niemi as vice chairman following the company’s AGM on 21 March. Helsinki (FIN)
Burley bags it: HSM UK has appointed Janet Burley as key account manager for London and the South East. With over 20 years experience in OP and computer supplies, Burley has worked for Spicers, Corporate Express and most recently JG Business Machines. Burntwood (UK)
Fellowes goes: Fellowes has promoted Andrea Davis to president of Fellowes Europe. Davis, formerly EVP of finance and operations at the company, will work with outgoing president, Peter Fellowes, for a three-month transition period. Peter Fellowes retires from his position this spring and will continue as a member of the board of directors. Doncaster (UK)
Spice it up: Spicers has appointed Steve Upperton as director of UK sales; Richard Walker as regional sales manager, London; Kelly Wakefield as sales development manager, south-west; and Daniel Edwards as sales development manager for the East Anglia region. Sawston (UK)
Medley of moves: GCC group has appointed Richard Medley as business development manager for its Q-Imaging office in the UK. The group also named Lindie Feuler as its marketing analyst to be based at the European operations office in the Netherlands. St Helens (UK)/Valkenswaard (NL)
Rising at Jet: Jet UK has promoted Liz Jefferson to the role of sales and marketing director, six months after she joined the company. London (UK)
Heidi hi: Heidi Boller, currently country manager for Katun Italy, has also been named country manager for Katun UK. Katun has also named Ian Reekie, who joined the company in 1986, as regional country manager for the UK. Basingstoke (UK)
Chair apparent: Pierre Darrot, CEO of Antalis, has been appointed chairman of Eugropa, the European federation of paper merchants. Darrot replaces Kajo Lindborg, CEO of Map Merchants, at the end of his two year tenure. Echteld (NL)
Gallic flair: Katun Corporation has promoted Christophe Capony as country manager for its French operations. Capony has been a sales manager at Katun France since 2003. Minneapolis (MN)
Au revoir: Steve Hone, managing director of Spicers in the UK and Ireland, has stepped down. His duties will be undertaken by Spicers CEO Rob Vale. Sawston (UK)


Eastern promise: Former Hewlett-Packard (HP) chief Carly Fiorina has agreed to become an independent member of the board at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), subject to shareholder approval. TSMC is the world’s largest contract chip maker by revenue. Fiorina is also on the boards of CyberTrust, Revolution Healthcare Group and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said TSMC. Taipei (TWN)