On November 5th, 2013 Office Depot and OfficeMax completed a merger of equals to become a $17 billion company and a stronger, more efficient global provider of office products, services, and solutions. In the press release announcing the merger, the company vowed that “Together, OfficeMax and Office Depot will deliver even better experiences … and a future filled with innovation in every aspect of our business.”
That promise was reinforced this past week when John Voytilla was named Vice President of Global Loss Prevention & Safety. John joined the team at OfficeMax in 1996 where he has been instrumental in building a world-class loss prevention program committed to the business of retail and cultivating strong relationships with the store teams. As Vice President of Global Loss Prevention, John also has previous success leading his team through the merger of OfficeMax and Boise Cascade Office Products Corporation in 2003, showing the leadership and flexibility that will ensure a successful transition for the department and a stronger program for the new organization. John is also the Vice-Chair of the University of Florida’s Loss Prevention Research Council, is a member of the NRF’s LP Advisory Council, and is also a board member for the Tauber Institute for Global Operations and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
The new Office Depot, Inc. holds a portfolio of leading brands to include Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Viking, ATIVA, TUL, FORAY and DiVOGA. The company and its 66,000 associates serve consumers and businesses in 59 countries with more than 2,200 retail stores, award winning e-commerce sites, and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization — all delivered through a global network of wholly-owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners.