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Power 50: No. 13 Rich Witaszak, Staples Promotional Products

Welcome to the 2017 Power 50 list, which ranks the most influential people in the industry.

#13: Rich Witaszak, Staples Promotional Products (asi/120601)

2016 Rank: 9
Title: VP/GM
Industry Experience: 15 years
Birthplace: Detroit

While parent Staples Inc. faced serious retail woes, Witaszak-led Staples Promotional Products soared to near double-digit growth in 2016. Staples Promo is also clearly now playing in the e-commerce arena, as its website supports online purchasing. Lower peer scores, though, account for Witaszak’s drop in influence.