OfficeMax names new head of contract business

Naperville, Ill. — OfficeMax has named new leadership at its contract division. The company announced that, effective April 2, John Kenning will serve as executive VP and president and will report directly to Ravi Saligram, president and CEO of OfficeMax.

"John's extensive knowledge of managing business-to-business enterprises will add significant value to OfficeMax. We are eager to leverage John's general management skills and his proven track record of leading sales teams to drive profitable growth as we focus on building momentum in our Contract business," said Saligram.

Most recently, Kenning was president, North America Commercial for ADT Security Services where he was responsible for the complete North American P&L including $2 billion in revenue and 10,000 employees. In that role, he had direct responsibility for all aspects of the business, including sales, applications, operations, IT, human resaources, legal and North American monitoring facilities. Prior to that, he was senior VP global strategic sales and global partners for Nortel Networks Inc. where he championed Nortel's transition from a product-focused company to a solutions company.

"The OfficeMax contract team is on an exciting trajectory with the addition of a targeted small and medium business sales force," said Kenning. "It is a great time to join the OfficeMax team and I look forward to enhancing the value proposition for our enterprise customers and driving profitable, sustainable growth in the business."