President of North American Retail
Kevin Peters was named Office Depot's President of North American Retail in April 2010. In this role, Mr. Peters is responsible for all 1,150 Office Depot retail stores in North America, merchandising, real estate and construction, and supply chain operations. Mr. Peters is also leading the company's North American retail transformation, which comprises improving the in-store sales and service experience for Office Depot customers, investing in the company's services business, and remodeling and downsizing store infrastructure.
Mr. Peters joined the company as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain in October 2007 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Information Technology in March 2009. Prior to joining Office Depot, Mr. Peters spent five years in management roles at W.W. Grainger, including Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Merchandising, with responsibility for store operations. His experience also includes 11 years at The Home Depot, serving as Vice President and General Manager, Home Depot Commercial Direct, and Vice President, Supply Chain and Merchandising.
Mr. Peters earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of LaVerne.