Kroger names Mark Sutton to board of directors
Kroger has added an executive with decades of global supply chain experience to its board of directors.
The grocery retailer announced that International Paper CEO Mark S. Sutton has been elected to the Kroger board.
International Paper is a global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as president and chief operating officer with responsibility for running the company's global business. Sutton joined International Paper in 1984 as an electrical engineer. He held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career, including mill manager, vice president of corrugated packaging operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, vice president of corporate strategic planning, and senior vice president of several business units, including global supply chain, before being named CEO in 2014.
"We are delighted to welcome Mark to Kroger," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "Mark's deep experience in an end-to-end business and global perspective make him a valued addition to Kroger's Board of Directors."
Sutton is a member of The Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the boards of the American Forest & Paper Association and the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management - Skolkovo. He also serves on the boards of Memphis Tomorrow and the New Memphis Institute.