Office Depot Re-Elects 12 Board Members
Delray Beach, Fla. Office Depot announced during Wednesday’s annual meeting that stockholders re-elected all 12 Office Depot board members, according to a company statement. These results are based on a preliminary voting analysis by its proxy solicitor MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
“With the proxy contest behind us, we can now focus all of our energy on taking care of business and continuing to implement our strategic plan, which we are confident will position the company for sustainable and profitable growth. We will do everything necessary to improve Office Depot’s performance,” said Office Depot chairman and CEO Steve Odland.
Office Depot’s stockholders also ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the current year, and approved the 2008 Office Depot, Inc. Bonus Plan for executive management employees.
Hibbett Sports Names Execs
Birmingham, Ala. Hibbett Sports has announced several VP promotions.
David Benck was named VP and general counsel. Jeff Gray was named VP of real estate, having previously served as director of real estate. Formerly director of merchandise planning, Michael McAbee was named VP of merchandise planning.
Kroger Creates Multi-Cultural Business Dev. Position
Cincinnati The Kroger Co. has named Angel Colon to lead multi-cultural business development for the company. In his new position, Colon will be responsible for enhancing Kroger’s approach to serving its diverse customer base.
Colon previously held leadership positions in sales and ethnic marketing for Goya Foods and The Kellogg Co.