Essendant names Interim CEO

US wholesaler Essendant has appointed David Boone as interim CEO.


By Andy Braithwaite

Boone’s appointment comes following the news that long-standing CEO Harry Dochelli is to retire. Boone is an experienced finance and leadership exec who was most recently CEO of Staples Canada – a role he held for more than six years. His LinkedIn profile currently lists him as a board member at Staples Canada as well as Operating Advisor at Sycamore Partners, the owner of both Staples and Essendant.

In a statement, Essendant said: “Moving forward, we remain focused on our mission to deliver ‘The Better Way to Commerce’ while developing and executing new and innovative growth opportunities. Customer-centric service also remains a core value. We will continue to support our customers’ businesses and partner with suppliers as part of our category strategy.”

Deerfield (IL), USA