The Home Depot Names New President & CEO

by Nate Hunter

Atlanta — Craig Menear, a 34-year retail veteran, previously served as president of U.S. retail for The Home Depot.

Atlanta — Craig Menear, currently president, U.S. retail, for The Home Depot®, has been named CEO and president, effective November 1, 2014, and has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effectively immediately. Current Chairman and CEO Frank Blake will remain chairman. 

Menear, who was named president, U.S. retail in February 2014, is a 34-year retail veteran and a key leader in the company’s success. In addition to his role as chief merchant, Menear has overseen the company’s supply chain efforts, its rapidly growing online and private brand businesses and the company’s marketing and global sourcing. 

“Craig has taken on increasing leadership responsibility over the last several years and has excelled in all his roles,” says Blake. “As a long-time Home Depot veteran, Craig lives our values and embodies our culture. He’ll do an outstanding job leading our company in the years ahead.” 

Blake has been chairman and CEO of The Home Depot since 2007.

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,265 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.






SOURCE: The Home Depot, Inc.



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