Mark Sutton, chairman and CEO of international Paper, has been elected to the Kroger Co. board of directors.

"We are delighted to welcome Mark to Kroger," said Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of Kroger, in a news release. "Mark's deep experience in an end-to-end business and global perspective make him a valued addition to Kroger's board of directors."

Sutton was elected to serve until the annual shareholder meeting in June 2017, when he will stand for shareholder election.