Former SSP America executive Paul Heflin joins WHSmith NA

By Luke Barras-hill |

Paul Heflin has joined WHSmith North America

Paul Heflin has been appointed VP of Design & Construction at WHSmith North America.

Paul Heflin is the new Vice President of Design & Construction at WHSmith North America, the travel retailer has announced.

Having led the design and construction teams at SSP America for seven years, Heflin brings a wealth of experience to WHSmith North America.

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“We are thrilled to welcome Paul to the team and are confident that his knowledge, professionalism and innovative spirit will be a great asset as we head into the new year,” said WHSmith North America Chief Development Officer Roddy McOwan.

“Paul will be responsible for leading the construction and design teams in bringing our unique travel convenience and specialty retail concepts to life across the nation.”

WHSmith North America incorporates Marshall Retail Group and InMotion and runs more than 320 speciality retail stores in airports and resorts across North America.

Toby Keir, CEO of WHSmith North America, added: “Our company has experienced exponential growth over the past year, all thanks to our ever-expanding team of experienced professionals.

“At WHSmith North America, we strongly believe that people make or break a business, and with team members like Paul at the helm, we will see nothing but further success in 2024.”

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