Staples, Inc. has named Peter J. Scala, executive vice president, merchandising, effective immediately. Scala will report to Demos Parneros, president, North American stores and online, and will be a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Scala replaces Mike Edwards who resigned from Staples to pursue other interests.
Most recently, Scala served as senior vice president of merchandising, online marketplace, leading the rapid expansion of Staples’ product assortment to support small and mid-size business customers. Scala and his team’s efforts helped to grow Staples beyond office supplies and have helped redefine how customers think of Staples. Prior to his current role, Scala held a variety of leadership positions within merchandising, including senior vice president/general merchandising manager technology. As senior vice president, technology innovation, he led key advancements as head of Staples Future Tech and Best Tech initiatives. Scala joined Staples in 1996.