Staples Names Douglas CEO

Staples has named J. Alexander (Sandy) Douglas as chief executive officer, effective April 2. Douglas will succeed Shira Goodman as CEO.

John Lederer, executive chairman of Staples, Inc. and its separate United States and Canadian retail businesses, will lead the company on a day-to-day basis during the transition.

Douglas most recently served as president of Coca-Cola North America, where he led the $10 billion revenue business, encompassing all aspects of their consumer and business-to-business operations. During his 30-year tenure at Coca-Cola, he also served as global chief customer officer and held a variety of positions in sales and marketing. He began his career at the Procter & Gamble Company in sales and sales management positions.