May 17, 1948, Old Forge, Pa.
BS, business, Western Illinois University, 1971; MBA, University of Louisville, 1975.
President and CEO, Home Depot.
CEO, GE Power Systems.
ON THE MOVE
Uprooted his family 11 times during his career.
LESSON FROM WELCH
"Jack taught me a lot about trusting your gut."
Throws great parties, which often include Elvis impersonators.
Married to Sue, his college sweetheart. They have three sons and a daughter, ages 15 to 26.