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Home Depot picks new appointees for top five positions

Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the world, has picked new appointees for five posts in the company hierarchy. Edward "Ted" P. Decker has been named president and chief operating officer at Home Depot. Decker, a 20-year veteran of the company, has served as executive vice-president of merchandising since 2014. As the company's chief merchant, he has been responsible for all store and online merchandising departments, merchandising strategy, services and vendor management, marketing and in-store environment. In his new role, he will assume additional responsibility for global store operations, global supply chain, and outside sales and service.

Ann-Marie Campbell has been named executive vice-president of U.S. stores and international operations, adding responsibility for all operations, business functions and strategy for the company's Canada and Mexico businesses to her current responsibilities. The presidents of Home Depot Canada and Home Depot Mexico will now report to her. Campbell, a 35-year veteran of Home Depot, will now lead more than 2 200 stores and 400 000 associates.

Jeff Kinnaird has been promoted to executive vice-president of merchandising, reporting to Decker. Most recently, he was president of Home Depot Canada. He previously served as merchandising vice-president of Canada. Prior to that, he was regional vice-president of operations for Home Depot Canada. Kinnaird began his career at Home Depot nearly 25 years ago as an hourly associate in the lumber aisles.

Michael Rowe has been promoted to president of Home Depot Canada. Rowe was most recently vice-president of e-commerce, marketing and contractor services, where he led all marketing and advertising efforts across Canada, as well as e-commerce, installation services, contractor services and strategy. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer for Home Depot Canada. Rowe joined the company in 2006.

Richard McPhail, executive vice-president and chief financial officer, will assume additional responsibility for the company's corporate strategy and strategic business development. McPhail joined the company in 2005 and was named CFO in 2019.

| 8 October 2020 | 11:22


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