Office Depot’s largest shareholder, Starboard Value, included Bob Nardelli on its list of candidates for the Office Deport board of directors.
Nardelli, the former CEO of The Home Depot and subsequent CEO of Chrysler, was part of a slate of nominees that included Tractor Supply Co. director Cynthia Jamison.
Office Depot is engaged in merger talks with its rival OfficeMax.
The move wouldn’t be the first Home Depot-Office Depot crossed executive paths. The Atlanta-based home improvement giant’s senior VP supply chain Mark Hollifield was president of supply chain management at Office Depot before joining Home Depot in 2006.