Staples, Inc. has announced that Thomas Nowak, senior vp/merchandising for bol.com, one of Europe’s largest e-commerce sites, will join the Staples team as senior vp/merchandising, Staples Europe, effective August 1. He will report to president of Staples Europe John Wilson and become a member of the European leadership team, the retailer stated.
In his position with bol.com, Nowak led the merchandising function during a period of notable average annual growth, Staples noted, adding that he also has held positions at Samsung Electronics and Philips Consumer Electronics. At Staples, Nowak will work with the merchandising team and vendors toward the goal of creating the Staples of the future, with a focus on product category expansions and pricing strategy.
“As part of our strategic transformation, we are making significant investments to expand our assortment and offer our customers more products than ever before,” Wilson said in announching the appointment. “Thomas will play an integral part in our strategy, as his background and e-commerce experience will be critical in helping take us to the next level.”