The Home Depot has appointed William “Billy” Bastek executive vice president of merchandising. He replaces Jeff Kinnaird, who has decided to leave Home Depot, the company announced.
A 33-year Home Depot veteran, Bastek was senior vice president of hardlines, for which he was responsible for merchandising and marketing strategies for the hardware and garden departments.
“Billy is an experienced merchant, leader and mentor who is known for his innovative approach to merchandising, transforming The Home Depot’s product assortment and bringing incredible value to our customers,” said Ted Decker, Home Depot chair, president and CEO. “We’re fortunate to have a talented bench of senior leaders like Billy, as well as future leaders across the company, and I look forward to working with him in his new and expanded role.”