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Former CEO of Collective Boards nominated to Office Depot board

BY Staff Writer

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot announced that Michael J. Massey, previously CEO and president of Collective Brands, has been nominated to join the board. He fills the vacancy created by current director Brenda Gaines, has decided not to stand for reelection at this year’s annual meeting of stockholders.

“We are very pleased to announce that Michael Massey has agreed to serve on the Office Depot Board and stand for election at the upcoming annual meeting,” said Neil Austrian, chairman and CEO of Office Depot. “Michael is a highly qualified industry veteran who brings over 23 years of significant retail experience to our board, having served in numerous

The company also announced that it filed its preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, July 5, 2013.

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MPW designs eco-friendly refrigeration system for Walgreens

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — MPW Engineering provided design and specifications of the refrigeration and refrigeration energy management systems for the newly converted Walgreen’s store in the Empire State Building in Manhattan.

Walgreens desired a more efficient, cost effective and “greener” solution as it planned to convert a single floor store to three floors in a multi-story, mixed use building. The previous refrigeration system utilized a costly, high-ozone depleting refrigerant. MPW Engineering designed a new split mini-rack system that utilized a more environmentally-friendly, zero ozone depleting refrigerant. The rack served new refrigerated fixtures, consisting of water cooled compressors that were tied into the building existing water loop. The new rack was installed while still maintaining standard store operations. 


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Target names Salazar to board of directors

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Minneapolis – Target has named former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to its board of directors.

Salazar, 58, was a US Senator from Colorado from 2005 to 2009. He was named Secretary of the Interior in January 2009 and stepped down in April 2013. Last month, he became a partner for the international law firm WilmerHale. Salazar is the 12th member of Target’s board.

Mary Dillon resigned from the board of directors of Target last month after she was named CEO of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.

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