Bio - James G. Painter
GM — Leader of Global Business Teams
Home Improvement / Home Building Industry
Award-winning GE Corporate Executive —
Six Sigma Black Belt
Jim Painter is an accomplished
business leader with deep industry expertise in Hardware,
Home Improvement and Home Building. As co founder of Atlanta
Retail Consultants, he offers more than 25 years of excellence
in leading businesses through strategy, planning and execution
in the hardware, home improvement, and home building industries.
Previously, Jim was President & GM of Masco
Corporation's operating company Home Depot -HDSS, LLC. Jim
led the corporate business at Masco's largest segment of business,
a multi Billion dollar business and over 15 operating companies.
There he created and led a new operating company, HDSS, that
was viewed as best in class by The Home Depot and the industry.
Jim built this strategic operating initiative through streamlining
operations, merchandising, marketing and sales. The hallmark
of this business was at applying leading edge business analytics
and viewed as “best in class” by the industry
Prior to Masco, Jim was a 25-year veteran of General Electric.
He held numerous leadership positions in sales, marketing,
and product and business development. His experience included
GE Corporate, Silicones and Plastics, Appliances, Industrial
Products, Lighting, Power Systems, and Consumer Credit.
In Jim's last role at GE, he was picked by then
CEO Jack Welch and Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot,
to lead the corporate initiative to rebuild the relationship
and the multi billion dollar business.
His track record is noted in the book Built
from Scratch, written by Home Depot founders Marcus and
Blank. Jim is cited for his value to as a strategic partner
with Home Depot and for saving six business deals.
Throughout these experiences, Jim has demonstrated
a consistent ability to contribute to organizations by motivating
and mentoring teams, planning effective business strategies,
managing key account relationships, and conducting business
analyses of segment and market data.
Jim currently serves on the City of Hope Executive Board of
Hardware, Home Improvement, and Home Building, Order Homes,
The Aston Group. Also, he was Past Chairman of the GE Elfun
and a member of The Home Depot Foundation Supplier Council.