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Home Depot names svp

The Home Depot has named Millard Barron as senior vp, store merchandising, reporting to Jerry Edwards, executive vp, merchandising. He will be focused on in-store merchandising, strategy and store design.

Barron joins Home Depot from Payless Cashways, where he was the president and ceo. He has also served as ceo for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. International, where he was directly responsible for all Wal-Mart operations outside the U.S., which totaled 230 units in seven countries. In addition, he was responsible for its growth development plans, which included joint ventures, acquisitions, and new concepts.