Marianne Thompson, previously the senior vice president of merchandise at Home Hardware Stores Limited, was named chief merchandising officer of the Canadian home improvement, construction materials and furniture retailer on Monday.

Thompson, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member since 2020, is now part of a restructured executive leadership team at Home Hardware Stores Limited. She joined Home Hardware Stores Limited in 2019 as its vice president of merchandise, LBM. Thompson has over 30 years of exclusive experience in the North American building materials industry. She has also held executive positions with home improvement suppliers JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, Alexandria Moulding, Supplier Pipeline, and Colonial Elegance Inc. She began her career in home improvement retail at Lansing Buildall.

Thompson extends her passion for the home improvement industry by giving back in third-world countries, including building homes and installing eco-stones to aid in building sustainable footprints for their futures.