Atlanta – Locally based The Home Depot recently appointed Bill Patterson as president of the company’s Northwest division, headquartered in Seattle. He will report directly to Bob Nardelli, president and CEO.

Patterson has more than 20 years of retail experience. He began his Home Depot career as senior vice president - international new business development in the Atlanta office in 1999. Prior to Home Depot, Patterson served as chairman, president and CEO of Sears Roebuck of Mexico.