The Home Depot has appointed Gerard Arpey to the company’s board of directors. Arpey will serve on the company’s finance committee and its nominating and corporate governance committee.
His appointment gives the company 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent.
Arpey is the former CEO and chairman of AMR Corporation and American Airlines. His nearly 30-year career with American Airlines also included service as its president and chief operating officer, svp/finance and planning, and CFO. He is currently a partner in Emerald Creek Group, LLC, a private equity firm based in Southern California, which he joined in 2012 following his retirement from AMR. Arpey also currently serves on the board of directors of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., a privately-held company.
“I’m pleased to welcome Gerard to our board, where his extensive experience in organizational management, strategy and finance will serve our company and shareholders well,” said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president, Home Depot.