Home Depot names ag expert, GE vet to board

Arysta LifeScience president and CEO Wayne Hewett will stand for election to The Home Depot’s board of directors when current director Bonnie Hill steps down.

Arysta LifeScience where Hewett serves as CEO is one of the world's largest privately held crop protection and life science companies. However, his career also includes more than 20 years with GE, where he held numerous leadership positions, including CEO of GE Advanced Materials and vp of GE's Supply Chain and Operations. Among his other roles during his career at GE, Hewett was president of GE Plastics Pacific and a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council.

"We're extremely pleased with the board's nomination of Wayne," said Frank Blake, The Home Depot chairman and CEO. "His experience and skills will enhance our board's ability to provide thoughtful oversight as we continue to implement our key strategic priorities."

Bonnie Hill, currently the board’s lead director, has been a board member since 1999 has reached the age limit of 72 set forth in the company’s corporate governance guidelines.

"We're truly grateful for the outstanding leadership and dedication Bonnie has brought to our company during her fifteen years of service," Blake said.

Gregory D. Brenneman has been selected to succeed Hill as lead director following the Company's 2014 shareholders meeting.

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