Menear to lead Home Depot U.S. retail

Craig Menear has been named president of Home Depot’s U.S. retail operations, the company said Friday.

The new title is a promotion for Menear, who has been the Atlanta home improvement giant’s executive vice president for merchandising.

“Craig is a world-class retailer and has done a terrific job in recent years leading some of the most important and successful initiatives in our company,” Frank Blake, Home Depot’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

Menear joined Home Depot in 1997 as a merchandising manager in the company’s southwest division. A retail veteran of 34 years, Menear has also worked at IKEA, Builders Emporium, Grace Home Centers and Montgomery Ward.

In addition to Menear’s appointment, the company announced it promoted Mark Holifield to executive vice president of supply chain and product development. Holifield, who had previously worked at Office Depot in supply chain, joined Home Depot in 2006 to design and implement a transformation of the company’s supply chain and logistics infrastructure.

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