Home Depot veteran Mercer to retire
August 6, 2002,
Atlanta — Larry Mercer, executive vp and 23-year veteran of The Home Depot, will be retiring later this year. He will remain with the company as an advisor to the chairman and ceo until February 2004.
Mercer is responsible for store operations of the company's more than 1,400 retail locations, which includes the Home Depot stores, Expo Design Centers and the company's subsidiaries.
Eric Peterson will replace Rice. He was most recently the company's regional vp for the South Atlantic region.