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Mike Foster passes away

OPI is saddened to learn that US office products industry veteran Mike Foster passed away at the end of September. Mike, who was just 62, was involved in the OP sector for more than 40...

Martin Bentley passes away

OPI is saddened to learn of the death of Martin Bentley, a popular figure in the UK office products industry in the 1980s and 1990s. Bentley passed away on 23 August, aged 76, following a...

Xerox CEO passes away

Xerox CEO John Visentin has died unexpectedly, it has been announced. The company said that Visentin – who was 59 – passed away on 28 June due to complications from an ongoing illness. Visentin joined Xerox...

Mike Robledo passes away

OPI is saddened to report that US rep group veteran Mike ‘Mijo’ Robledo passed away last week after a courageous four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. Mike worked at California-based rep group PSA for more than 30...

Jeff Ballard passes away

Highlands has reported the sad news that its Director of Strategic Accounts – Staples, Jeff Ballard, has passed away. Jeff, just 54, joined Highlands in March 2019 from TOPS Office Products, where he had spent...

Passing of John Frey Sr

After yesterday’s news about the death of Jim Gaede, OPI is saddened to learn that his long-time business partner John Frey Sr has also passed away. John joined the rep group started by his father,...

Rep group icon passes away

OPI is saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Gaede, a leading name in the US manufacturer rep group channel over the past 50 years. Jim died on 31 May at the age of...

BIC legend passes away

BIC’s former CEO Bruno Bich has passed away at the age of 74, it has been announced. Son of company founder Marcel Bich, Bruno devoted́ most of his professional life to BIC, joining the firm’s...

Horst Bubenzer passes away

OPI is saddened to learn that German office products executive Horst Bubenzer passed away unexpectedly on 13 May. Horst was well known and respected in the industry and will be best remembered for the 25...

Andreas Luikh passes away

OPI is saddened to learn of the sudden death of former Staples Europe executive Andreas Luikh. Andreas joined Staples in Germany in 1991 and worked for the reseller for more than 25 years. This included...

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