Vale speaks on Depot departure


17 May 2005 – Venlo (NL): Rob Vale, SVP of European operations at Office Depot, has spoken to about his recent departure.

He said: "After nearly six great years at Office Depot, it has been agreed that I will leave the company. The process to bring this about is underway. In the meantime, I have ceased my duties on behalf of Office Depot.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my various roles at Depot, but it is clear that the time is right for me to move on. At present I have no specific plans and will take my time in finding an opportunity that I feel good about. I am leaving Depot with very fond memories, and real pride in the progress that the business has made."

Vale, who will still speak at OPI’s forthcoming European conference in Barcelona, added: "I am really looking forward to the OPI conference, particularly given the ever-changing landscape of our industry."