Staples has named Steve Matyas, president, North American Retail. He previously had been president of Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros since 2000, and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s executive committee.
Matyas joined Business Depot Ltd. in Canada as its first employee in 1991. He has also served as vice president, operations, human resources and store planning; and vice president, sales and operations.
“Steve has more than 25 years of deep experience leading Staples Canada, and a proven track record of delivering profitable growth and innovation,” said Shira Goodman, interim chief executive officer, Staples. “Realigning our retail leadership will strengthen our position as we continue to right size our store network and evolve to meet the changing needs of business customers.”