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Borders Taps Oprins

30 Apr, 2009 By: Billy Gil

Borders Group has named Michael J. Oprins VP of merchandising for non-book products, including DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Oprins has more than 25 years of experience in retail, including leadership roles at Borders Group and its subsidiaries such as Waldenbooks.

“Mike is a seasoned leader with strong institutional knowledge of our company as well as a breadth of merchandising and marketing for Borders Group,” said Anne Kubek, EVP of merchandising and marketing for Borders Group. “He has successfully developed several business categories here and will play an important role in providing the strategic direction to drive the non-book areas of our business as well.”

Oprins previously served in management positions with such retailers as Toys "R" Us and McDonald’s.

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