New chief at Home Depot Canada

Bill Lennie

The Home Depot announced that Bill Lennie has been named president, The Home Depot Canada, effective immediately. Lennie will replace Aaron Carmack, who is taking an extended leave of absence to attend to a personal illness. 

"We are fortunate to have an executive with Bill's experience and leadership abilities who can quickly step into this critical role," said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. "We wish Aaron the best and look forward to his return."

Carmack will assume a different leadership role within the organization when he returns. 

Lennie most recently served as the company's senior VP merchandising, international and sourcing for The Home Depot. In this role he was responsible for proprietary brands, environmental innovation and providing strategic direction on products and pricing to the company's international operations, including Canada.

His career at The Home Depot began in 1992, when he joined as a merchant for Millwork and Building Materials. Bill took on increasing responsibilities and was promoted to senior VP decor in 2002. He left the company in 2006, but returned in 2009 from Dick's Sporting Goods, where he was senior VP merchandising, hardlines.

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