Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that Frantz Tiffeau, Senior Manager of Supply Chain Diversity for Office Depot, has been appointed to the position of Vice Chair of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Procurement Council. In this position, Tiffeau will help to expand opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses and continue to build and foster inclusive corporate procurement practices. Tiffeau previously led the Education Subcommittee of the NGLCC Procurement Council. “I am honored and excited to join the Procurement Council as Vice Chair and look forward to working with all the council members as we continue to grow and support the success of LGBT supplier diversity,” Tiffeau said. The NGLCC Procurement Council is comprised of supplier diversity and procurement representatives from NGLCC corporate partners that are active in the LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative. “Frantz is one of our most energetic and committed supplier diversity advocates, which is why we are so thrilled to have him join Procurement Council leadership," said Justin Nelson, NGLCC Co-Founder and President. "The NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative continues to benefit from support and guidance of an engaged leader like Frantz.” As Senior Manager of Supply Chain Diversity, Tiffeau is responsible for managing the national diverse reseller program at Office Depot and educating the Company’s sales organization on all aspects of Supplier Diversity. He also aided in developing the first and only LGBT Tier One Supplier Diversity partnership with Office Depot, and guided the Company to give both monetary and in-kind support to LGBT events such as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Winter Party Festival and Miami Recognition dinner. Tiffeau is also responsible for Office Depot’s national engagement with both the Institute for Supply Management and National Minority Supplier Development Council. With his help, Office Depot earned a 100 percent score on the 2012 Corporate Equality Index issued by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), and was recognized as one of HRC’s Best Places to Work for LGBT equality.
About Office DepotOffice Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,680 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5 billion, employs about 39,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world. Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com and http://socialpress.officedepot.com/.