People: Kroger Co (KR.N)
13 Dec 2013
Mr. Ronald L. Sargent is Independent Director of Kroger Co. Mr. Sargent is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc., a consumer products retailer, where he has been employed since 1989. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Sargent spent 10 years with Kroger in various positions. In addition to serving as a director of Staples, Mr. Sargent is a director of Five Below, Inc. During the past five years, he was a director of Mattel, Inc. and The Home Depot, Inc. Mr. Sargent is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Public Responsabilities Committee. Mr. Sargent has over 30 years of retail experience, first with Kroger and then with increasing levels of responsability and leadership at Staples, Inc. His effort helped carve out a new market niche for the international retailer that he leads. His understanding of retail operations and consumer insights are of particular value to the Board. Mr. Sargent has been designated an Audit Committee financial expert.
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