Cargojet president and CEO Ajay K. Virmani has been recognized as Strategist of the Year, as well being named one of Canada’s top leaders of 2020 representing the best corporate leadership, innovation, vision and responsibility by the Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business. The Strategist of the Year is awarded to a CEO whose bold decisions have materially changed and improved the strategic position of his or her business.
The CITT Toronto Area Council has elected a new executive team for 2020-2021. The following posts were filled: Chair: Tom Pauls, managing director, SCL Search Consultants Ltd; Vice-Chair: Denise Ponte, account manager, capacity services, Transplace; Treasurer: Valeriy Kucherenko, pricing and marketing, Canadian Pacific Railway; Events Coordinator: Rajendran Ponnuswamy, president, Ontarget Projects Inc.; Secretary: Brett Poe, senior pricing manager, Apex Motor Express.
The Home Depot has named Edward “Ted” Decker president and chief operating officer. Decker, a 20-year veteran of the company, has served as executive vice-president of merchandising since 2014. In his new role, he will take responsibility for global store operations, global supply chain, and outside sales and service. Ann-Marie Campbell has been named executive vice-president of U.S. stores and international operations, adding responsibility for all operations, business functions and strategy for the company’s Canada and Mexico businesses to her current responsibilities. The presidents of The Home Depot Canada and The Home Depot Mexico will now report to her. Campbell, a 35-year veteran of The Home Depot, will now lead more than 2,200 stores and 400,000 associates. Michael Rowe has been promoted to president of The Home Depot Canada. Rowe was most recently vice president of e-commerce, marketing and contractor services, where he led all marketing and advertising efforts across Canada, as well as e-commerce, installation services, contractor services and strategy. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer for The Home Depot Canada. Rowe joined the company in 2006.