Content about Mark Holifield

February 28, 2014

The Home Depot has named Craig Menear president, U.S. retail, and Mark Holifield EVP supply chain and product development.

"Craig is a world-class retailer and has done a terrific job in recent years leading some of the most important and successful initiatives in our company," said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. "And Mark has successfully led one of the most extensive supply chain transformations in retail history. Both are very deserving of their new leadership roles, and I look forward to their continuing contributions to our business."

December 5, 2010

An automated, mechanized distribution center is an amazing spectacle. Products whiz around elaborate conveyor belts...

LAKE PARK, Ga. —An automated, mechanized distribution center is an amazing spectacle. Products whiz around elaborate conveyor belts at 450 ft. per minute, as if each package had a mind of its own. Thanks to precision placement of laser scanners, sorting shoes will perfectly time their push across the conveyor, gently nudging the right product to the right chute, and hence, the right store.

When watched from above, the entire system takes on a kind of artificial intelligence.

December 5, 2010

To lead its supply chain transformation, The Home Depot didn’t turn to just any retail...

To lead its supply chain transformation, The Home Depot didn’t turn to just any retail veteran with PowerPoint skills and a familiarity with trucking. In Mark Holifield, the Atlanta-based retail giant found an executive with a background tailor-made for the task of updating its logistics from a store-as-warehouse model to a rapid deployment system. His career in retail—at Office Depot and HEB Grocery—and his college major in distribution and transportation form a foundation for his current job.