Staples makes exec changes in international business

Framingham, Mass. Staples said Tuesday it has made executive appointments in its international business that will help drive the company’s growth globally.

John Barton has been appointed executive VP international development and Anders Kristiansen has been appointed president of Staples China.

Staples also announced the appointment of Noah Herschman as chief of merchandising for Staples China.

As executive VP of international development, a new position at Staples, Barton has direct responsibility for Staples’ high-growth markets in China, India and South America. In addition, he has oversight for developing the company’s operational best practices worldwide across its retail, contract and catalog channels.

As president of Staples China effective Sept. 1, Kristiansen will be responsible for all day-to-day operations for Staples’ business in China.

As chief of merchandising for Staples China, Noah Herschman will lead a consolidated merchandising function across contract, catalog and retail channels.