Staples promotes key execs


5 March 2007 — Framingham (MA): Staples has promoted Jevin Eagle to EVP of merchandising, David D’Angelo to senior VP of Staples Brand Group and Petter Knutrud to senior VP and general merchandising manager of merchandise supplies.

Eagle will oversee all merchandising categories including technology, supplies and office decor, as well as pricing and portfolio management. He joined the company in 2002 and has been serving as senior VP of the Staples Brand Group.


A Staples spokesperson said: "Under Eagle’s leadership, Staples greatly enhanced the quality, innovation and selection of Staples brand products, which grew from 11 percent in 2002 to 20 percent of sales in 2006."


D’Angelo will take over Eagle’s previous role and will be responsible for Staples brand products, including brand management, sales and marketing, product quality and the company’s direct sourcing office in China. He joined Staples in 1999 and has most recently served as VP of product development sourcing and operations for Staples Brand Group.


As senior VP and general merchandising manager of merchandise supplies, Knutrud will continue to lead all merchandising for Staples’ Supplies Group, which played a key role in driving record results for the retailer’s 2006 back-to-school season. He has been with the company since 1994, most recently serving as VP and general merchandising manager of merchandise supplies.


Dave Perron, EVP of merchandising and supply chain, said: "Jevin and Dave have done an outstanding job building Staples own brand to 20 percent of our sales and Petter has brought new energy to our office supplies category. I know that they will work with the rest of the merchandising team to give Staples an innovative and differentiated product assortment that will continue to fuel our growth."