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Integra announces company restructure

 23 May 2007 — Newport (UK): The UK and Ireland's largest dealer group, Integra, has announced plans for a group restructure. The group is to create two separate companies to separate shareholder and member interests. The...

Buhrmann to trade as Corporate Express NV

12 April 2007 — Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann will change its company name to Corporate Express NV as of Friday 20 April. At its AGM, the proposal to extend the period during which the executive board...

Integra appoints new chairman

 30 April 2007 — Newport (UK): Integra has announced that Carl Dovey, of Doveys Office Solutions, has been elected as its new chairman. Carl will succeed Peter Emery, the current chairman, when he stands down...

Beltton sets date for AGM

15 March 2007 — Helsinki (FIN): Beltton-Group will hold its AGM on 4 April at the Scandic Continental Hotel, Helsinki. At the meeting, Ari Lahti, Ere Kariola, Ari Pikkarainen, Pentti Rantanen, Sakari Ropponen and...

Buhrmann to appoint Ventress to board

 8 March 2007 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has announced that it will propose to appoint Peter Ventress to the company's Executive Board. The decision will be taken at the firm's 2007 AGM of shareholders on...

Buhrmann to become Corporate Express

 9 March 2007 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has announced that it will be changing its name to Corporate Express. Pending approval at the AGM of shareholders on 12 April 2007, the statutory name of the...

OP industry marks milestone events

 Champagne corks have been popping non-stop across the industry this year. A bumper number of firms have been celebrating corporate milestones. The biggest birthday bash of the year has been Smead Manufacturing's celebration of its...

BPGI awards ACCO

 7 October 2006 — San Francisco (CA): BPGI has recognised ACCO Brands as BPGI Global Vendor of the Decade at its 10th AGM held in San Francisco. Ben Wensing BPGI chairman said: "As we celebrate...

New CEO for Stora Enso

 17 October 2006 — Helsinki (FIN): Stora Enso's board of directors has appointed Jouko Karvinen as the company's new CEO. Karvinen is currently CEO of Philips Medical Systems Division and a member of the board...

AOPD announces date of AGM

 19 July 2006 — Batavia (IL): American Office Products Distributors (AOPD) has announced details of its 2007 annual meeting.               The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in...

Dealer group launches $1m court battle

 The ongoing feuding at is.group is set to reach the courtrooms after the independent dealer network launched a series of legal actions against 62 former members last month. The dispute centres around an undisclosed seven-figure...

ESOTA dissolved as a solely European organisation

31 July 2006 — High Wycombe (UK): The European Stationery and Office Products Trade Association (ESOTA) will be dissolved as a solely European organisation at the end of the year ESOTA members decided, at...

News Personnel

 USAJackson 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...

On the move

 In theUS  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...

Buhrmann AGM approves dividend

18 April 2006 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann's approved a dividend of €0.17 per share ($0.20) at the company's recent AGM. In line with Buhrmann's policy, the dividend represented 24 per cent of the net...

Six OfficeMax directors to leave at AGM

22 March 2006 – New York (NY): 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...

Stora Enso elects Dahl and Niemi

22 March 2006 – Helsinki (FIN): 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.

UPM cautiously optimistic for 2006

 23 March 2006 – Helsinki (FIN): Speaking at the company's AGM, Jussi Pesonen, CEO of UPM said the company expected profitability to rise in 2006, but it didn't expect the results from its turnaround plan...

Big boots

The announcement of a new chief at German dealer group Büroring has been anticipated with some trepidation. Can Carsten Marckmann follow in Klaus Kemper's giant footsteps? It's not that the chosen successor of Büroring...

BOSS treasurer to step down

2 February 2005 - High Wycombe (UK): The BOSS Federation is on the hunt for a new treasurer, following the announcement by Jeremy Oxley, holder of the post and executive board member for the...

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