ATLANTA-Wayne Hewett, president and CEO of Arysta LifeScience Corp., has been nominated for election to The Home Depot’s board of directors.
Hewett has been president and CEO of Arysta LifeScience since 2010. His career also includes more than 20 years with General Electric, serving in such posts as CEO of GE Advanced Materials, vice president of GE’s Supply Chain and Operations and president of GE Plastics Pacific. He was also a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council.
Frank Blake, Home Depot’s chairman and CEO, said Hewett’s “experience and skills will enhance our board’s ability to provide thoughtful oversight as we continue to implement our key strategic priorities.”
In addition, Bonnie G. Hill will not stand for reelection as the Home Depot board’s lead director, in accordance with the company’s guidelines requiring the retirement of directors who reach the age of 72 by the end of the calendar year preceding the annual meeting. Hill, president of B. Hill Enterprises, who has been on the Home Depot board since 1999, will be succeeded as lead director by Gregory D. Brenneman, chairman of two private equity firms, CCMP Capital and TurnWorks.