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Retail Solutions CEO to present at HIRI summit

BY Ken Clark

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s (HIRI) Industry Summit, Oct. 19 to 20 in Chicago, will include a presentation on building better retailer partnerships.

Retail Solutions CEO Jonathan Golovin is a new addition to the slate of presenters at the summit.

Dr. Golovin’s presentation, titled "Becoming the Better Supplier – How to Build More Effective Retailer Partnerships," will examine the questions: How do retailers define the concept of “best suppliers”? And why do some suppliers seem to have an disproportionate share of promotions, assortments and shelf space?

Using real-life examples and case studies, Dr. Golovin will illustrate how every company can emulate these best practices to at least level the playing field — and to often start developing the foundation of competitive differentiation at retail.

Described by HIRI as the "premier conference for information on the industry," the two-day summit will take place at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. 

HIRI is the home improvement industry’s leading source for original research. It is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization comprised of more than 80 forward-thinking companies.

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Roseborough joins Home Depot’s senior leadership team

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Home Depot named Teresa Wynn Roseborough executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. She will join the company’s senior leadership team and report to Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. 

Roseborough will be responsible for leading The Home Depot’s legal department, as well as its government relations and corporate security services functions. She will assume her new role Nov. 7. 

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Roseborough joins The Home Depot from MetLife, where she most recently served as deputy general counsel. Prior to joining MetLife, Roseborough was a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP, where she focused on complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Roseborough also served as deputy assistant attorney general for the United States Department of Justice, where she provided legal counsel to the White House and all executive branch agencies. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. 

She replaces Jack VanWoerkom, who retired as EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

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WaterSense honors Delta Faucet, Home Depot and others

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized five organizations and one individual as the 2011 WaterSense Partners of the Year. The "Retailer Partner" is The Home Depot, and the "Manufacturer Partner" is Delta Faucet Co.

“WaterSense helps marshal the forces of the consumer marketplace and the innovative capacity of the private sector,” said Nancy Stoner, EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. “Since 2006, WaterSense and our many partners have helped Americans save 125 billion gallons of water and more than $2 billion in water and energy bills.”

More than 2,200 partners make WaterSense-labeled products and new homes more affordable and easy to find, including the six Partners of the Year that have shown what the EPA called "outstanding contributions to water-efficiency."

About Delta, the EPA said: "A significant portion of the company’s product line has earned the WaterSense label. They have conducted widespread promotional activities and led a coalition of stakeholders in developing a performance test for showerheads."

About The Home Depot, the EPA said: "The retail chain sells only WaterSense-labeled lavatory faucets in its 2,000 locations across the country and calculates that customers saved roughly 27 billion gallons of water and $174 million on water utility bills in 2010."

Other partners of the year were KB Home, Energy Inspectors Corp. and Christopher Curry of the San Diego Parks Department.

WaterSense also recognized Excellence Award winners, which honor additional partners whose WaterSense support stood out in one or more of the evaluation categories. Lowe’s received an Excellence Award. 

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