- OfficeMax will lose half of its current board of directors at its annual meeting on 20 April. Directors Claire Farley and Ward Woods resigned from the board in 2005; William Reynolds will retire from the board in April 2006 when he reaches the company’s mandatory retirement age for directors; and Jane Shaw and Edward Hagenlocker won’t be standing for re-election, having told the board they intend to retire when their current terms expire. Carolyn Ticknor has told the board she intends to resign at the annual meeting.
- Katun Corporation has named Karl Cerny as its SVP and general manager for its Europe, Africa and Middle East business unit.
- The National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) has elected Juanita Strickland, CFO at Georgia-based VIP Office Furniture Supply, as its vice chair for 2006. The NOPA membership elected Joe Garrigan, president of Garrigan’s Office Plus; Marisa Stevenson, general council, secretary and VP of credit, accounts receivable and collections at Bulldog Office Products; and Marika Hamilton, director of business development, Britannia, as members of the board of governors. Karen Bogart, president of Convenience Office Supply and Wayne Stillwagon, EVP of Miller’s Office Products, were elected for an additional three-year term.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fellowes has promoted Andrea Davis to president of Fellowes Europe. The announcement follows the proposed retirement of Peter Fellowes from his position as head of the European business later this spring.