ATLANTA – The Home Depot has installed a 50-year-old native of Jamaica as its executive in charge of all U.S. stores, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.
Ann-Marie Campbell, who was born in Kingston, replaces veteran Marc Powers, another longtime employee who rose through the ranks with the company.
Campbell took over the reins of Home Depot’s stores on Feb. 1, the Georgia company told employees last week.
A Home Depot spokesman described Powers’ departure as “a mutual decision” but did not elaborate on the reason.
“It’s not surprising that Marc would be leaving after a long and successful career at Home Depot,” the spokesman, Stephen Holmes, said. He declined to say whether Powers, who started in 1986 as a salesman in a Home Depot store’s plumbing department, is taking early retirement.