By Dhanya Skariachan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - No. 2 U.S. office supply retailer Office Depot Inc
Smith orchestrated the successful integration of the major supermarket chains owned by Delhaize, and improved profits by arranging the sale of three of them. Smith also played a key role in combining restaurant chain Wendy's
Smith also led operational turnarounds at American Golf Corporation, the world's largest owner and operator of golf courses, and AMF, the world's largest owner and operator of bowling centers, Office Depot said in a statement on Tuesday.
The news came a week after Office Depot closed its $976 million deal to buy rival OfficeMax Inc
Office Depot's Neil Austrian and OfficeMax's Ravi Saligram, who served as co-CEOs of the combined entity for a week and CEOs of the respective companies before that, have resigned and stepped down from the board, according to the statement.
(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan in New York; Additional reporting by Phil Wahba; Editing by Bernard Orr)