Recent Releases

02/03/16 - Lowe's to Acquire RONA; Creating Canada's Leading Home Improvement Retailer
-- Transaction valued at C$3.2 billion (US$2.3 billion) -- - Transaction unanimously approved by both companies' Boards of Directors - Agreement is based on compelling strategic rationale for both companies - Lowe's pledges important commitments to RONA's key Canadian stakeholders - Lowe's to locate its Canadian head office in Boucherville, Quebec; Canadian operations to be headed by  Sylvain Prud'homme, President of Lowe's Canada - Acquisition accelerates Lowe's growth strategy in Ca
01/29/16 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Names Sandra B. Cochran To Board Of Directors
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced Sandra B. Cochran, 57, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately.  Today's announcement brings Lowe's board of directors to 13 members, 12 of whom are independent. "Sandy brings a combination of strong leadership and retail experience, as well as tremendous financial acumen to Lowe's, and I am pleased to welcome her to our board of directors," said Robert A. Niblock,
01/18/16 - Lowe's Plans to Exit Home Improvement Joint Venture in Australia
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced it has provided notification to Woolworths Limited, its joint venture partner in Australia, of its intent to begin the process of exiting its investment in the joint venture, which operates Masters Home Improvement stores and Home Timber and Hardware Group's retail stores and wholesale distribution in Australia. Woolworth's owns two-thirds of the joint venture, and Lowe's owns one-third. Rich
01/14/16 - Lowe’s Appoints Jennifer L. Weber As Chief Human Resources Officer
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced that Jennifer L. Weber has been named the company’s chief human resources officer, effective March 1. She will report to Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. Niblock. Weber will succeed Maureen K. Ausura, who announced plans to retire after 11 years with the company. Weber, 49, will oversee global human resources practices, policies and operations that will enable Lowe’s to a
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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... 

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... 
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, 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 Customer Officer
Michael A. Jones
Chief Customer Officer


Michael Jones was named Lowe’s chief customer officer in 2014 and is responsible for company initiatives designed to differentiate Lowe’s in an omnichannel environment. He leads the U.S.-based customer experience and strategy organizations, merchandising, marketing, and digital interfaces.   Jones joined Lowe’s as chief merchandising officer in January 2013 and was responsible for the merchandising offering for Lowe’s US stores and Lowes.com, as well as all global sourcing activities. ... 

Richard D. Maltsbarger
Chief Development Officer and President of International
Richard D. Maltsbarger
Chief Development Officer and President of International


Richard Maltsbarger was named chief development officer in 2014 and president of international in 2015. He is responsible for Corporate Strategy and Business Development, as well as International Operations and Development.

From 2013 to 2015, he served as president of Orchard Supply Hardware, a west coast chain of neighborhood hardware and backyard stores that Lowe’s acquired in August 2013.

Previously, Maltsbarger served as business development executive since 2012 where he ... 

Ross W. (Bill) McCanless
General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Ross W. (Bill) McCanless
General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer


Bill McCanless was named general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer in 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s legal function as well as advising the chairman and board of directors on corporate governance matters.

McCanless previously served as general counsel for Lowe’s from 2003 to 2006 and most recently served as chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary for Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. Prior to Lowe’s, McCanless he... 

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 communications, community relations, employee communications, corporate facilities, corporate sustainability, corporate security, enterprise strategic sourcing, 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... 

Paul D. Ramsay
Chief Information Officer
Paul D. Ramsay
Chief Information Officer


Paul Ramsay was named chief information officer in 2014 and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Lowe’s IT organization, including 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. Responsibilities also include the operation of ATG Stores, a tech-based function that develops and launches customer-centric e-commerce platforms, and Lowe’s... 

Cedric T. Coco
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Cedric T. Coco
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Cedric T. Coco was named senior vice president, human resources in 2014 and is responsible for the human resources generalists for Lowe’s stores, distribution centers and customer support centers, oversight and direction of talent acquisition, employee relations, diversity, and succession planning execution. 

Coco was previously senior vice president of learning and organizational effectiveness. He joined the company as vice president in 2008 from Microsoft and has more than t... 

Troy J. Dally
Senior Vice President, Multi-Channel Testing and Commercialization
Troy J. Dally
Senior Vice President, Multi-Channel Testing and Commercialization


Troy Dally was named senior vice president of multi-channel testing and commercialization in 2015. He is responsible for sales and operations planning, and the planning, production and execution of merchandising resets. Dally also oversees test and learn scenarios, the Troutman Planning Center and the in-store effort to deliver omni-channel customer experiences.

Dally, who has more than 20 years of home improvement experience, joined Lowe’s in 1999 and most recently served as senior v... 

Clinton T. (Clint) Davis
Senior Vice President & General Merchandising Manager, Home Décor
Clinton T. (Clint) Davis
Senior Vice President & General Merchandising Manager, 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... 
Marci P. Grebstein
Chief Marketing Officer
Marci P. Grebstein
Chief Marketing Officer


Marci Grebstein was promoted to chief marketing officer in 2015. She is responsible for developing integrated marketing and communications strategies, including leading digital marketing, consumer relationship management, content strategy and development, and all advertising and media for the U.S. home improvement business.

Grebstein joined Lowe’s earlier in 2015 as vice president of advertising. She has more than 20 years of experience in leading retail marketing, advertising ... 

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, Compensation & Benefits
Robert Ihrie Jr.
Senior Vice President, Compensation & Benefits


Robert (Bob) Ihrie was named senior vice president of compensation and benefits in 2014 and is responsible for compensation, benefits, relocation, central leave and disability management, human resources shared services and human resources communications.

Bob previously served as senior vice president of human resources, responsible for the human resources generalists for Lowe’s stores, distribution centers and customer support centers; senior vice president, responsible for e... 

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
Chief Omni-Channel Officer
Brent G. Kirby
Chief Omni-Channel Officer


Brent Kirby was named Lowe’s chief omni-channel officer in 2014, a new role responsible for bringing seamless and simple customer experiences to life across all the company’s selling channels.  Kirby’s responsibilities include in-home selling, contact centers, pro services, Lowes.com, installed services, extended protection plans and the services platform work stream.  Since 2012, he has served as sales and service fulfillment executive, responsible for managing operations of and sett... 

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... 
Tiffany L. Mason
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer
Tiffany L. Mason
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer


Tiffany Mason was promoted to senior vice president of corporate finance and treasurer in 2015. She is responsible for financial planning and analysis, investor relations and treasury functions.

Mason, who has nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance, was previously vice president of finance and treasurer. She joined Lowe’s in 2006 as senior manager for external reporting and accounting policy, was promoted to director in 2007 and also has served as vice pr... 

Michael P. McDermott
Chief Merchandising Officer
Michael P. McDermott
Chief Merchandising Officer


Michael P. McDermott was named chief merchandising officer in 2014. He is responsible for the merchandising offering for Lowe’s stores and Lowes.com, value improvement, pricing and promotion, as well as all global sourcing activities.

McDermott joined Lowe’s in 2013 as senior vice president and general merchandising manager- building and maintenance, and was responsible for the lumber & building materials, millwork, hardware & tools and rough plumbing & electrical divisions.  ... 

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... 
Randall J. (Randy) Moon
Senior Vice President of Learning, Organizational Effectiveness
Randall J. (Randy) Moon
Senior Vice President of Learning, Organizational Effectiveness


Randy Moon was named senior vice president, learning and organizational effectiveness in 2014 and is responsible for organization design, talent assessment, change management, performance management and the development of workforce planning process and tools.

Moon joined Lowe’s in 2011 as vice president of international human resources, benefits and human resources information systems. He has more than 25 years of experience in the legal and human resources industries and previo... 

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.... 
Erin K. Sellman
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Insights and Planning
Erin K. Sellman
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Insights and Planning


Erin Sellman was promoted to senior vice president of strategy, insights and planning in 2015. She is responsible for corporate strategy, business unit strategy, market and consumer research, as well as the planning and process organization.

Sellman joined Lowe’s in 2004 and most recently served as vice president of strategy and insights. She also has served as vice president of strategy and alignment, director of corporate strategy, director of new market development, manager o... 

Stephen J. Szilagyi
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Stephen J. Szilagyi
Chief Supply Chain Officer


Steve Szilagyi, Lowe’s chief supply chain officer, 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 consult... 

Michael A. Tummillo
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Building and Maintenance
Michael A. Tummillo
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Building and Maintenance


Michael A. Tummillo was named senior vice president and general merchandising manager of building and maintenance in 2014. He is responsible for merchandising strategies for lumber and building materials, millwork, tools and hardware, and rough plumbing and electrical divisions.

Tummillo served most recently as merchandising vice president, rough plumbing and electrical, where he also focused on product needs of the professional customer.  He joined Lowe’s in 2004 as vice pres... 

Jocelyn Wong
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Seasonal Products
Jocelyn Wong
Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Seasonal Products


Jocelyn Wong was named senior vice president and general merchandising manager of seasonal products in 2015. She is responsible for merchandising strategies for lawn and garden, seasonal living and outdoor power equipment.

Wong most recently served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Family Dollar. She has more than 18 years of experience in merchandising, brand management and product innovation.

Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering f... 

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 ...