Recent Releases

05/22/15 - Lowe's to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders
MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) invites you to listen to a live webcast of its 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 29, 2015.   What:  Lowe's Annual Meeting of Shareholders When:  10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 29, 2015 Where: Visit Lowe's Investor Relations website at http:
05/20/15 - Lowe's Reports First Quarter Sales and Earnings Results
-- Record First Quarter Sales of $14.1 Billion -- -- Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 14.8 Percent -- MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today reported net earnings of $673 million for the quarter ended May 1, 2015, a 7.8 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 14.8 percent to $0.70 from $0.61 in the first quarter of 2014. Sales for the first quarter increased 5.4 percent to $14.1 billi
05/13/15 - Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) first quarter 2015 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Michael A. Jones, chief customer officer; and Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer.  Supplemental slides will be available soon
05/11/15 - Lowe's Canada To Acquire Leases Of 13 Former Target Stores
Accelerates Lowe's Expansion Across Canada TORONTO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Canada announced today it has reached agreement to acquire the leases of 13 former Target Canada locations and to purchase Target's Milton, Ontario distribution centre for a total purchase price of approximately C$151 million.  This acquisition came as part of a real estate auction following Target's decision to cease operations in Canada.  "Since opening stores in Canada in 2007, we have develop
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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, 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 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 wher... 

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, 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 p... 

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. 

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

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 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, 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... 
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.... 
Gaither M. Keener, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Legal
Gaither M. Keener, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Legal


Gaither Keener served as chief legal officer, secretary and chief compliance officer from 2012 until 2015, after serving as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer since 2011 and as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer from 2006 to 2011.

Keener began his career at Lowe’s in 1985 as corporate counsel after serving as a member of a private law firm. Keener served on the board of directors of the Lowe’... 

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... 

Dennis R. Knowles
Chief Store Operations Officer
Dennis R. Knowles
Chief Store Operations Officer


Dennis Knowles has led Lowe’s store operations since 2012.  As chief store operations officer, he 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. Knowles is also responsible for overseeing the company’s proprietary credit programs.

A retail veteran with more than 30 years of home improvement operations and merchandising experience, Knowles joined Lowe’s in 2001. H... 

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 marketing and private brand functions, including managing the Lowe’s brand and delivering an effective integrated communications strategy to customers, employees and media stakeholders. His areas of responsibility include brand and product management, product development, digital marketing, customer relationship management, content strategy and development, and all advertising, media, public relations ... 

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... 
Joseph M. (Mike) Mabry, Jr.
U.S. Home Improvement Strategy and Experience Design Executive
Joseph M. (Mike) Mabry, Jr.
U.S. Home Improvement Strategy and Experience Design Executive


Mike Mabry was named U.S. home improvement (USHI) strategy and experience design executive in 2014, and is responsible for strategic development, consumer insights, planning and process, managing USHI business architecture, and driving strategic program realization.   

Mabry joined the company in December 2003 after a 12-year career with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and was promoted to digital interfaces executive in 2012. Previously, he was executive vice president of logistics and di... 

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... 

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... 
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
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... 

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 ...