Home Depot Names Craig Menear to Succeed Blake as CEO
Home Depot U.S. Retail President Craig Menear will succeed Frank Blake as chief executive officer in about two months, giving the chain a new leader as it navigates a slowing housing rebound. The move will be effective Nov. 1, the Atlanta-based company said yesterday. Blake, 65, has been CEO since 2007 and will remain chairman. Menear, who's been with the chain since 1997, will join him on the board immediately. Home Depot, the largest home-improvement chain, has boosted profit for five straight years as the recovering U.S. housing market encouraged homeowners to spend more on renovations.