Recent Releases

03/21/14 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of eighteen cents ($0.18) per share, payable May 7, 2014, to shareholders of record as of April 23, 2014. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe's has more than 1
03/12/14 - Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from the ISI 4th Annual Retail Summit
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces that Michael A. Jones, chief merchandising officer, and Dennis R. Knowles, U.S. stores executive, will present at the ISI 4th Annual Retail Summit in Atlanta, GA. What: Presentation by Mike Jones and Dennis Knowles at the ISI 4th Annual Retail Summit in Atlanta, GA When: 11:35 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
03/06/14 - Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from the UBS Global Consumer Conference
MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces that Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and CEO, and Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer, will present at the UBS Global Consumer Conference in Boston, MA. What: Presentation by Robert Niblock and Bob Hull at the UBS Global Consumer Conference in Boston, MA When: 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 13, 2014
03/04/14 - Lowe's Appoints Michael A. Jones Chief Customer Officer
--Gregory M. Bridgeford Sets Plans to Retire After 32 Years with Lowe's-- MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced that Michael A. Jones has been named the company's chief customer officer, effective April 30, 2014.  Jones currently serves as Lowe's chief merchandising officer, overseeing the full merchandise offering for all Lowe's U.S. stores and Lowes.com, as well as all global sourcing activities.  Jones will succe
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Executive Management

Robert A. Niblock
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert A. Niblock
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


Robert Niblock has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Lowe's Companies, Inc., since January 2005. In 2011, he reassumed the title of president, after having served in that role from 2003 to 2006. Niblock became a member of the board of directors when he was named chairman and CEO-elect in 2004. He joined Lowe’s in 1993, and during his career with the company, has served as director of taxation, vice president and treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice... 

Maureen K. Ausura
Chief Human Resources Officer
Maureen K. Ausura
Chief Human Resources Officer


As chief human resources officer, Maureen Ausura is responsible for the global human resources practices, policies and operations that enable the company to attract, motivate, develop and retain outstanding employees. Ausura joined Lowe’s in 2005 as senior vice president of human resources and was promoted to executive vice president in 2011. Prior to joining Lowe’s she was the corporate vice president of human resources with international agribusiness company Archer Daniels Midland, and also... 

Gregory M. Bridgeford
Chief Customer Officer
Gregory M. Bridgeford
Chief Customer Officer


Greg Bridgeford was promoted to chief customer officer in 2012, after serving as executive vice president of business development since 2004. He is responsible for creating experiences that best serve customers and differentiate Lowe’s from its competition, and oversees customer experience design, merchandising, marketing and communications, digital platforms, and pricing and promotion. Bridgeford joined Lowe’s in 1982 as executive assistant to the chairman, and has served in a variety of increa... 
Rick D. Damron
Chief Operating Officer
Rick D. Damron
Chief Operating Officer


Rick Damron was promoted to chief operating officer in 2012. He is responsible for delivering the customer experience, including oversight of store operations, sales and service fulfillment, product fulfillment, real estate and facilities, and loss prevention and safety. Damron joined Lowe’s in 1981 and most recently served as executive vice president of store operations, where he oversaw all Lowe’s stores and Lowe’s specialty sales businesses, including installed, special order, commercial sale... 
Robert F. Hull, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert F. Hull, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer


Bob Hull has served as Lowe’s chief financial officer since 2003. He joined Lowe’s in 1999 as vice president of financial planning and analysis. Hull is responsible for accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, procurement and financial planning and analysis. He has more than 25 years of retail and financial management experience. Hull is a certified public accountant and earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. ... 
Michael A. Jones
Chief Merchandising Officer
Michael A. Jones
Chief Merchandising Officer


Michael Jones was named chief merchandising officer in January 2013 and is responsible for the merchandising offering for Lowe’s stores and Lowes.com as well as all global sourcing activities. Jones joined Lowe’s with more than a decade of executive leadership experience in sales, service, product management and internal business, serving most recently as executive vice president and president of Husqvarna North and Latin America. Prior to Husqvarna, Jones spent 15 years with General Electric, b... 
Gaither M. Keener, Jr.
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary
Gaither M. Keener, Jr.
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary


Gaither Keener was named chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and secretary in 2012, after serving as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief legal officer since 2011. In this role, he directs and determines all legal matters pursuant for the company and its subsidiaries. Keener began his career at Lowe’s in 1985 as corporate counsel after serving as a member of a private law firm. He served in the United States Marine Corps, has a bachelor’s degree from Western C... 
Paul D. Ramsay
Acting Chief Information Officer
Paul D. Ramsay
Acting Chief Information Officer


Paul Ramsay was named acting chief information officer in 2014 and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Lowe’s IT organization and the continued development of a technology portfolio that seamlessly supports the operations of the company’s stores, distribution network, e-commerce platforms and future business technology needs.

Ramsay joined Lowe’s in 2011 as senior vice president of IT infrastructure and operations and was named senior vice president of information techn... 

Joseph M. (Mike) Mabry, Jr.
Digital Interfaces Executive
Joseph M. (Mike) Mabry, Jr.
Digital Interfaces Executive


Mike Mabry was promoted to digital interfaces executive in 2012, and is responsible for planning and executing digital interfaces and content design for products and services and distinct digital properties including Lowes.com, MyLowe’s and mobile apps to meet experience expectations. His team oversees development and management of selling systems and portal-based employee workspaces. Mabry joined the company in December 2003 after a 12-year career with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Most recently he was... 
Cedric T. Coco
Senior Vice President of Learning, Organizational Effectiveness
Cedric T. Coco
Senior Vice President of Learning, Organizational Effectiveness


Cedric T. Coco was promoted to senior vice president, learning and organizational effectiveness in 2010, having served as vice president in that role since joining the company in 2008 from Microsoft. He is responsible for enterprise-wide leadership development, talent acquisition, talent management and learning strategies as well as diversity efforts. Coco was named the 2009 Chief Learning Officer of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of... 
Marshall A. Croom
Chief Risk Officer
Marshall A. Croom
Chief Risk Officer


Marshall Croom was named chief risk officer in 2009, and is responsible for providing oversight and direction for the management of all material risks across the company, including enterprise risk management, workers compensation, internal audit, data management, quality assurance and information security. Croom joined the company in 1997, following an 11-year career with Ernst & Young, and most recently served as senior vice president of merchandising and store support. His prior Lowe’s experie... 
Troy J. Dally
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Seasonal
Troy J. Dally
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Seasonal


Troy Dally has been senior vice president and general merchandising manager of the seasonal business area since 2011. He is responsible for merchandising strategies for lawn and garden, seasonal living and outdoor power equipment. Dally, who has more than 20 years of home improvement experience, joined Lowe's in 1999 and has served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager of hardlines and building products, and merchandising vice president of both millwork and lumber. He earned... 
Ronnie E. Damron
Senior Vice President, Multi-Channel Testing and Commercialization
Ronnie E. Damron
Senior Vice President, Multi-Channel Testing and Commercialization


Ronnie Damron was named senior vice president of multi-channel testing and commercialization in 2012 and is responsible for the planning, production and execution of merchandising resets, test and learn scenarios and multi-channel customer experiences. After starting at the Pikeville, Kentucky store in 1979, Damron has served in a number of increasingly responsible positions, including store manager, district manager, regional vice president, vice president of new store/remerchandising and most ... 
Clinton T. (Clint) Davis
Senior Vice President & General Merchandising Manager, Kitchen, Bath and Home Décor
Clinton T. (Clint) Davis
Senior Vice President & General Merchandising Manager, Kitchen, Bath and Home Décor


Clint Davis has been senior vice president and general merchandising manager of home décor since 2011. He is responsible for paint, flooring, appliances, cabinets and countertops, fashion plumbing, fashion electrical, home fashions, storage and cleaning. Davis joined Lowe’s in 2001 and previously served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager of kitchen and bath and in the same leadership position over the hardlines division. He also served as merchandising vice president of L... 
William W. (Bill) Edwards
Senior Vice President of Store Operations, South Division
William W. (Bill) Edwards
Senior Vice President of Store Operations, South Division


Bill Edwards was named senior vice president of store operations for the South Division in 2011. Previously, he served as the senior vice president of operations for the South Central Division since 2009. Edwards joined Lowe’s in 1993 and also has served as senior vice president of operations for the Southeast and North Central Divisions, regional vice president of Lowe’s mid-Atlantic region based in Richmond, Va., and as store manager and district manager. He has more than 30 years of retail ex... 
Matthew V. Hollifield
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Matthew V. Hollifield
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer


Matt Hollifield was promoted to senior vice president and chief accounting officer in 2005, after serving as vice president of corporate accounts payable since joining Lowe’s in 2002. Hollifield’s responsibilities include oversight of all corporate accounting, product accounting, inventory control, trades payable, expense payable and general accounting functions. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting and previously served as chief financial officer of Centu... 
Robert Ihrie Jr.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Robert Ihrie Jr.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Bob Ihrie was named senior vice president of human resources in 2011. Ihrie is responsible for the human resources generalists for Lowe’s stores, distribution centers and customer support centers. Prior to this, he served as senior vice president of employee rewards and services and as vice president of compensation and benefits. Ihrie earned a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, a juris doctor degree from Temple University School of Law, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.... 
Terry Johnson
Senior Vice President of Store Operations, North Division
Terry Johnson
Senior Vice President of Store Operations, North Division


Terry Johnson was promoted to senior vice president of store operations, North Division in 2012. Johnson previously served as vice president of credit, project and event sales and market business strategies. Johnson has more than 29 years of home improvement experience with Lowe’s. He has worked in various capacities in Lowe’s stores, from sales associate to store manager, and was promoted to regional vice president in 2001.... 
Brent G. Kirby
Sales and Service Fulfillment Executive
Brent G. Kirby
Sales and Service Fulfillment Executive


Brent Kirby was named sales and service fulfillment executive in 2012, and is responsible for managing operations of and setting standards for U.S. outside sales and service capabilities, including contact centers, installation and repair services. Kirby joined Lowe’s in 1986 and has worked in retail for more than 28 years. Most recently he served as senior vice president of operations for the North Division, after previously serving as senior vice president of operations for the West and North ... 
Dennis R. Knowles
U.S. Stores Executive
Dennis R. Knowles
U.S. Stores Executive


Dennis Knowles was named U.S. stores executive in 2012, and is responsible for managing operations and in-store readiness of U.S. retail stores, and setting retail operating, customer service and in-store readiness standards. A retail veteran with more than 30 years of home improvement operations and merchandising experience, Knowles joined Lowe’s in 2001. He previously served as senior vice president of specialty sales and store operations support and senior vice president of operations for the... 
Marise Kumar
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Strategy and Modeling
Marise Kumar
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Strategy and Modeling


Marise Kumar was named senior vice president, customer experience strategy and modeling in 2012. Kumar is responsible for identifying opportunities that will positively impact the customer experience, and working closely with leaders in the customer experience organization to ensure these opportunities are practical, financially valid and create a compelling experience for customers across all channels. Kumar joined Lowe’s with more than 25 years of experience in brand management, general manage... 
Thomas J. (Tom) Lamb
Chief Marketing Officer
Thomas J. (Tom) Lamb
Chief Marketing Officer


Tom Lamb was promoted to chief marketing officer in 2012, and is responsible for all communications and marketing functions, including managing the Lowe’s brand and delivering an effective integrated communications strategy to customers, employees and media stakeholders. Lamb previously served as senior vice president of marketing and advertising, responsible for branded advertising across all media, customer relationship marketing and sports, affinity, multicultural and credit marketing. He joi... 
Lara Lee
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Design
Lara Lee
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Design


Lara Lee joined Lowe’s as senior vice president, customer experience design in 2013, and is responsible for translating business strategies into integrated, multi-channel experiences that deliver value to home improvement customers and to Lowe’s. Named a “Master of Innovation” by BusinessWeek in 2006, Lee has driven customer-centric business transformation for more than 20 years. She served most recently as chief innovation and operating officer at global design and innovation firm Continuum. Le... 
Richard D. Maltsbarger
Business Development Executive
Richard D. Maltsbarger
Business Development Executive


Richard Maltsbarger has served as Lowe’s business development executive since 2012, and assumed the additional role of president of Orchard Supply Hardware in 2013. Orchard Supply, a west coast chain of neighborhood hardware and backyard stores, which Lowe’s acquired in August 2013, operates as a separate, standalone business of Lowe’s, retaining its brand and its San Jose headquarters. Maltsbarger led the Lowe’s team to acquire Orchard from bankruptcy.

As business development exec... 

Michael P. McDermott
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Building and Maintenance
Michael P. McDermott
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Building and Maintenance


Michael P. McDermott was named senior vice president and general merchandising manager- building and maintenance in 2013. McDermott is responsible for the lumber & building materials, millwork, hardware & tools and rough plumbing & electrical divisions. He joined Lowe’s from General Electric, where he served most recently as sales leader-appliances and was also a member of the company’s corporate commercial council. He brings more than 20 years of experience in product leadership, merchandisi... 
Kevin S. Measel
Senior Vice President of Store Operations, West Division
Kevin S. Measel
Senior Vice President of Store Operations, West Division


Kevin Measel was promoted to senior vice president of store operations for the West Division in 2012, having served as merchandising vice president, nursery since 2009. He has more than 30 years of retail experience in both store operations and merchandising, including the role of regional vice president, which he held for four years. Measel joined Lowe’s in 1994 as a team leader at the Lowe’s Wilmington Pike, Ohio store and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, from store... 
N. Brian Peace
Corporate Administration Executive
N. Brian Peace
Corporate Administration Executive


Brian Peace was named corporate administration executive in 2012, and is responsible for government affairs, corporate facilities, corporate security, aviation, and corporate events and travel. He joined Lowe’s in 1997 and previously served as senior vice president of corporate affairs and vice president of corporate communications, where he also oversaw public relations, internal communications and community relations. Peace earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University.... 
M. Lee Reeves
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
M. Lee Reeves
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary


M. Lee Reeves was promoted to senior vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary in 2011 after serving in a number of roles with increasing responsibility for Lowe’s legal department. Reeves leads the corporate transactions, intellectual property, real estate - capital assets and information technology legal teams. He joined Lowe’s in 2004 as senior counsel, after serving as a member of a private law firm. Reeves earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance f... 
William D. (Doug) Robinson
Head of International Operations and Development
William D. (Doug) Robinson
Head of International Operations and Development


Doug Robinson was named head of international operations and development in 2012, and is responsible for Lowe’s operations in Canada and Mexico and developing other international opportunities. He also sits on the board of directors for Masters, Lowe’s joint venture in Australia. He joined Lowe’s in 2003 with more than 20 years of experience in the home improvement industry. Most recently he served as senior vice president of international operations and customer support services, and was presid... 
Kelly C. Ross
Senior Vice President, Finance, Measure and Evaluate
Kelly C. Ross
Senior Vice President, Finance, Measure and Evaluate


Kelly Ross has been a senior vice president of finance since 2008. Ross is responsible for the financial planning and enterprise analytic functions in the company, providing the evaluation and monitoring of business plans, initiatives and operating performance. Previous roles in Lowe’s include vice president of financial planning and analysis and other finance support roles for merchandising and strategic planning. Prior to joining Lowe’s in 2002, Ross had 15 years of finance experience in the r... 
Janet M. Saura
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Janet M. Saura
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel


Janet M. Saura was promoted to senior vice president and deputy general counsel in 2010, responsible for employee relations counseling, government transactions and compliance and certain litigation matters. Saura joined Lowe’s in 2006 to build a function within the legal department to focus on daily counsel, labor relations and compliance in the employment arena. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Oakland University and her juris doctor from the University of Detroit.... 
Stephen J. Szilagyi
Supply Chain Executive
Stephen J. Szilagyi
Supply Chain Executive


Steve Szilagyi was named supply chain executive in January 2013 and is responsible for overseeing Lowe’s state-of-the-art logistics and distribution network. Szilagyi began his career at Lowe’s in 2001 as regional director of distribution and was named vice president of distribution in 2002 and senior vice president in 2006. He has more than 25 years of supply chain experience, including leadership roles prior to Lowe’s in wholesale distribution and retail/consumer products supply chain consulti... 
Gary E. Wyatt
Real Estate Executive
Gary E. Wyatt
Real Estate Executive


Gary Wyatt was named real estate executive in 2012, and is responsible for designing, planning, construction and maintenance of retail and customer service spaces in the United States. Wyatt joined Lowe’s in 1984 as a commodity trader in the lumber division. He also served in a number of roles in research and marketing, and served as vice president of research before moving into site acquisition, development, engineering, construction and property management for more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores in ...