Staples elevates business products executive

Neil Ringel was named EVP at Staples Advantage, the office products company announced Thursday.

Ringel previously served as SVP of the Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of the company focused on serving organizations with more than 20 employees. He joined Staples in 1995 and helped launched the Advantage group. He will replaced Jay Baitler who is retiring after 17 years of leading Staples Advantage. Ringel will report to Joe Dody who serves as president of Staples North American Delivery division.

“Neil has demonstrated great leadership at Staples,” said Doody. “He has deep knowledge of the Staples Advantage business and has been a driving force in unifying our total portfolio of products, services and expertise for our contract customers. There is no one better qualified to lead the growth of Staples Advantage in the years to come.”

In addition to office supplies, Staples Advantage is growing its portfolio of solutions, including facilities and breakroom, print, promotional products, furniture and technology.