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Office Depot names former Toys 'R' Us exec as executive VP of retail

Office Depot has appointed Troy Rice as executive VP of retail, effective April 14.

Boca Raton, Fla. -- Office Depot has appointed Troy Rice as executive VP of retail, effective April 14. Rice, who replaces Juan Guerrero, will also serve as a member of Office Depot’s leadership team and report directly to chairman and CEO Roland Smith.
 
Rice most recently served for eight years as executive VP-stores and services at Toys “R” Us, during which he was responsible for all aspects of store operations for Toys "R” Us and Babies “R” Us, as well as operations for FAO Schwarz and seasonal stores. Previously, he spent 16 years in positions of increasing responsibility at The Home Depot, culminating in the role of division president, Northern Division.

“Troy is an accomplished executive who has focused his career on improving operational performance and the customer experience in multi-unit retail stores,” said Office Depot CEO Smith. “His 20 plus years of experience in retail operations and his omni-channel orientation will enable him to make immediate and significant contributions to a number of Office Depot’s 2014 critical priorities.”

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