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Home Depot taps Taylor to head merchandising

ATLANTA -- The Home Depot has named Tom Taylor, a 22-year associate, executive vice president, merchandising and marketing.

Taylor, who is currently executive vice president, Home Depot Stores, will replace John Costello, who has decided to leave The Home Depot to pursue other business opportunities.

In addition, Carl Liebert, senior vice president, operations, has been promoted to executive vice president, Home Depot Stores. In this position, Liebert will oversee all U.S. and Mexico stores and their operations. Liebert joined the company in 2003 and will continue to report to Bob Nardelli, chairman, president & CEO.

Joe DeAngelo, president, The Home Depot Supply, has been promoted to executive vice president. DeAngelo joined the company in 2004 and will continue to report to Nardelli.

Marvin Ellison, vice president, logistics, has been promoted to senior vice president, logistics. Ellison joined the company in 2002 and will report to Taylor.

Finally, Bill Patterson, president, The Home Depot Asia, is retiring and will return to the United States. Chuck Elias, vice president of operations in China, will serve as acting head of The Home Depot Asia until a permanent replacement is named for Patterson.

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