Matthew Eckhouse has been named the new vice president and general manager of Overland Park, Kansas-based distributor Staples Promotional Products (PPAI 108945, D15). He comes to the position from Staples Business Advantage where he spent almost seven years, most recently as area vice president, print ecommerce and sales. He fills the top position at Staples following the recent departure of former VP and general manager Rich Witaszak.

Prior to joining Staples in 2013, Eckhouse was principal of The Parthenon Group, a management consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his BS in economics from Harvard University in 2004 and an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business in 2010.

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