New Head Merchant to Join Office Depot
Delray Beach, Fla. Senior VP and chief merchandising officer of the True Value Co., Steve Mahurin, will join Office Depot as executive VP of merchandising, effective March 31. Mahurin will fill a position previously held by Kim Maguire and report directly to Chuck Rubin, Office Depot’s president of North American Retail.
Prior to his time at True Value, Mahurin worked at Home Depot for 13 years, beginning his career as an assistant store manager and rising to the position of senior VP of merchandising.
Macy’s Names Deputy General Counsel
Cincinnati Macy’s Inc.’s board of directors has elected Ann Munson Steines to the new position of VP, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary, effective immediately. She will be based in Cincinnati and report to Dennis J. Broderick, the company’s general counsel and secretary.
Munson Steines currently serves as divisional VP and associate general counsel at Macy’s. She joined the company in April 1998 as assistant counsel in employment law and has risen through positions of increasing responsibility.
She will oversee Macy’s regional law offices in Atlanta, New York, St. Louis and San Francisco, as well as benefits attorneys and Cincinnati-based employment lawyers.
Before joining Macy’s, Munson Steines was a senior attorney for labor and employment law.
Wal-Mart China Names COO
Shenzhen, China Wal-Mart has named Rob Cissell as COO and head merchandising, marketing and retail operations for Wal-Mart China. He will report to Ed Chan, president of Wal-Mart China.
Cissell most recently served as chief executive of Robert Dyas, a hardware chain.
Cissell began his career at Robert Dyas in 2005. Prior to that he spent 11 years at Kingfisher. He also held positions at Woolworths and Argos.