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New president named at Home Depot Canada

ATLANTA - The Home Depot announced that Aaron Carmack has been promoted to president, The Home Depot Canada, effective Jan. 31.  Carmack, the current regional VP of the Pac North region in the U.S., is replacing Annette Verschuren, who is leaving the company after nearly 15 years of service.

Verschuren will remain with The Home Depot until Jan. 30, the end of the company's 2010 fiscal year, to assist with the transition.  She has been president of The Home Depot Canada since March 1996.  During her tenure, she grew the division from 19 stores to its current position as the largest home improvement retailer in the country.  

Carmack, a 23-year retail veteran, will assume responsibility for the operations of the company's 179 Canadian stores.  He joined The Home Depot in December 2003 and was promoted to regional vice president in March 2007.  In this role, he oversees the performance of more than 100 stores in northern California, Nevada and Utah.  Prior to The Home Depot, he worked for Midas International and spent the first 15 years of his career with Sears.