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Former Home Depot chief named non-exec chairman at NewPage

BY CSA STAFF

Miamisburg, Ohio Coated paper manufacturer NewPage Corp. said Tuesday it has named former head of Chrysler and Home Depot Robert Nardelli as non-executive chairman after the company’s chief executive and also its board chairman resigned.

NewPage did not provide a reason for the departures of CEO E. Thomas Curley and chairman Mark Suwyn. The VP of human resources Michael Edicola also resigned.  

Nardelli is the current chief executive of Cerberus Operating and Advisory Co., which is an affiliate of NewPage’s controlling stockholder.  

Nardelli said in a statement that he will be involved in an ongoing basis as NewPage searches for a new CEO.

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Casey’s chairman dies

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Ankeny, Iowa Ronald M. Lamb, the chairman and longtime executive of Casey’s General Stores, died Friday after a battle with cancer, the company said. He was 74 years old.

Lamb worked for the company for nearly 40 years in various positions, ranging from store manager to chairman. He served as CEO from 1998 until 2006.

“Ron’s exceptional character and integrity influenced the lives of many people,” Robert Myers, president and CEO of Casey’s, said in a statement. “His tireless work ethic and strong leadership style are embedded into the culture of our company.”

Casey’s operates about 1,500 convenience stores in the Midwest under the brands HandiMart, Just Diesel and Casey’s. It is in the midst of a hostile takeover battle with Canada-based competitor Alimentation Couche-Tard.

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Former Supervalu, Target exec dies

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Minneapolis Former Target and Supervalu executive Paul Singer died on Friday after fighting brain cancer for 19 months. He was 56.

The businessman was chief information officer at Supervalu from July 2006 until last year. A company spokesperson then cited Singer’s health for his departure.

Singer previously was CIO at Target Corp. from 2000 to 2005.

Singer is survived by his wife and six children.

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