Home Depot Names Menear U.S. Stores Chief

Craig MenearCraig Menear

ATLANTA-The Home Depot has promoted Craig Menear, previously executive vice president of merchandising, to president of U.S. retail. The company has also named Mark Holifield, previously senior vice president of supply chain, executive vice president of supply chain and product development.

The post of president of U.S. retail has not been filled for several years, according to a Home Depot spokesman. Holifield's new role is a new one for the retailer.

In his new position, Menear has added responsibility for all U.S. store operations to his prior responsibilities overseeing all merchandising departments, merchandising services and strategy; the supply chain network; global sourcing; vendor management; marketing; and online sales. Holifield is now responsible for sourcing and proprietary brands.

A 34-year retail veteran, Menear joined Home Depot in 1997 and has risen through the company's merchandising ranks. His career before Home Depot included merchandising positions with Ikea, Builders Emporium, Grace Home Centers and Montgomery Ward.

Mark HolifieldMark Holifield

Holifield joined Home Depot in 2006. Prior to that, he served in supply chain roles at Office Depot, Frito-Lay and H.E. Butt Grocery.

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