* Lynn Martineau has been appointed president of the West Coast division of Home Depot, based in Fullerton. He succeeds Harry Pierce, who is taking a temporary leave of absence. Pierce will join the Atlanta Store Support Center management team when he returns from his leave. Martineau was formerly vice president of merchandising for the company's Southeast division. In addition, Bruce Merino was named vice president of merchandising for the Pacific South region. He succeeds Dan Tsujioka, who resigned. Merino had been West Coast division merchandise manager.
* Loye Peternell has been appointed chief financial officer at Michael Brandman Associates, an Irvine environmental consulting firm. She has been controller at the company for two years. Cynthia Jones was named project manager of the resources management division. She had been project ecologist for four years. Daniel Bott has rejoined the company as senior planner/project manager. He had been consulting with another planning firm for four years. Also, Wendy Loeffler has been named wildlife biologist. Before joining the firm, she was a research assistant at Cal State Fullerton and a wildlife biology assistant with the Bureau of Land Management.
* Jim France has joined the board of directors of I/O Magic Corp., an Irvine computer products company. He is managing director of Creative Ventures Group LLC, a financial advisory company.