Home Depot Names New Executive Vice-President

John Deaton has been promoted to executive vice-president of supply chain and product development at Home Depot.

He replaces Mark Holifield who accepted a role as CEO of a U.S.-based last-mile delivery firm after 15 years with the company.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to have such a strong bench of talented leaders like John, who has delivered outstanding results with every challenge he’s taken on over the past 14 years at the Home Depot,” says CEO Craig Menear.

John Deaton

Deaton began his career with Home Depot in 2007, as vice-president of supply chain development. In this role, he led the rollout of 19 rapid deployment centres (RDC) to modernize the company’s store replenishment operations.

In 2011, he was promoted to senior vice-president of brand and product development. He led the transformation of the company’s private brands portfolio, including the launch of HDX and the relaunch of Husky, both of which have grown to be iconic multi-billion-dollar brands.

John was named senior vice-president of supply chain in 2017, leading major aspects of the company’s supply chain operations, including transportation, distribution and inventory management. He also oversaw the mechanization of the company’s RDCs.

He took on the role of senior vice-president of retail operations earlier this year, further expanding his experience across the company.

Before joining Home Depot, Deaton served eight years at Office Depot in several officer-level positions in supply chain, operations, business development and marketing. Prior to that, he worked in management consulting at Ernst and Young.

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