(HD) Financial News - Bill Lennie Named President of The Home Depot Canada
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Bill Lennie Named President of The Home Depot Canada
Keywords: Bill Lennie Named President of The Home Depot Canada, hdQuote: ATLANTA, March 4 /CNW/ - The Home Depot, the world's largest homeimprovement retailer, today announced that Bill Lennie has been namedpresident, The Home Depot Canada, effective immediately.Â Lennie willreplace Aaron Carmack, who is taking an extended leave of absence toattend to a personal illness.Â "We are fortunate to have an executive with Bill's experience andleadership abilities who can quickly step into this critical role,"said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO.Â "We wish Aaron the best and lookforward to his return." Carmack will assume a different leadership role within the organizationwhen he returns.Â Lennie most recently served as the Company's senior vice president ofMerchandising, International and Sourcing for The Home Depot.Â In thisrole he was responsible for proprietary brands, environmentalinnovation and providing strategic direction on products and pricing tothe Company's international operations, including Canada. His career at The Home Depot began in 1992, when he joined as a merchantfor Millwork and Building Materials. Bill took on increasingresponsibilities and was promoted to senior vice president of DÃ©cor in2002.Â He left the Company in 2006, but returned in 2009 from Dick'sSporting Goods, where he was senior vice president of Merchandising,Hardlines. The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialtyretailer, with 2,247 retail stores in all 50 states, the District ofColumbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadianprovinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2010, The Home Depot had salesof $68.0 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $3.3billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The HomeDepot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (N...
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