Staples names Birks head of UK Retail



7 March 2007 — Brussels (BEL): Staples has appointed Peter Birks as managing director of Staples UK Retail business.


Birks will begin his new assignment in the coming months and will report to Theo van Brandenburg, president of Staples European Retail business.


"Peter brings a wealth of office products industry experience to our UK retail business," said van Brandenburg. "Through his extensive industry knowledge and strong leadership skills, I know that Peter will successfully drive our business growth in the years to come."


Birks was most recently VP and managing director of Office Depot UK where he played a key role in launching and growing the company’s contract business. He previously worked in various executive positions with ACCO, Lyreco and 3M.