The Home Depot has named 22-year company veteran Edward “Ted” Decker as CEO and President, effective March 1, 2022. Decker also has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Current CEO Craig Menear will continue to serve as Chair of the Board.
Decker joined The Home Depot in 2000 and was named President and COO in October 2020, responsible for global store operations, global supply chain, outside sales and service and real estate as well as merchandising, marketing and online strategy. Prior to that Decker served as Chief Merchant and EVP of merchandising, in charge of all store and online merchandising departments, merchandising strategy, vendor management and services and in-store environment.
“As a 22-year associate of The Home Depot, Ted has nurtured our culture by living our values and demonstrating servant leadership throughout his career,” said Menear. “His ability to blend the art and science of retail is exactly what is needed in the next phase of growth for The Home Depot. I have tremendous confidence that he will guide our company to new heights.”