The Home Depot has named Edward “Ted” P. Decker as President and COO, effective Oct. 5, 2020. A 20-year veteran of the company, Decker has served as EVP 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.
“Ted is an incredible leader who has
enhanced our competitiveness and interconnected strategy by blending the art
and science of retail, while also driving outstanding results with both our
in-store and online customer experience,” said Craig
Menear, Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot in a statement.
The home improvement retailer also
announced additional senior leadership promotions. Ann-Marie Campbell has been named EVP of U.S. Stores and International Operations,
Home Depot (HD) – Get Report named a new president and chief operating officer — Edward Decker, who currently is its executive vice president of merchandising.
Decker, 57, earlier had held the post of senior vice president of retail finance, pricing analytics, and assortment planning at the Atlanta home-improvement chain. He joined Home Depot in 2000. The president and COO positions are new at Home Depot.
Home Depot shares recently traded $276.56, down 0.4%, on a down day on Wall Street. The stock has advanced 55% over the past six months as consumers, locked down during the pandemic, put a lot into fixing up their homes.
In addition to Decker’s appointment, Ann-Marie Campbell has been named executive vice president of U.S. stores and international operations. She adds responsibility for all operations, business functions and strategy for the Canada and Mexico businesses.
And Jeff Kinnaird has been named executive
(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced Friday that Edward “Ted” Decker has been named president and chief operating officer, effective October 5, 2020. Decker, a 20-year veteran of the company, has served as executive vice president of merchandising since 2014.
In his new role, Decker 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. The presidents of The Home Depot Canada and The Home Depot Mexico will now report to her. Campbell, a 35-year veteran of The 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 The Home Depot Canada.
Michael Rowe has been promoted to president of The Home Depot Canada.