MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc.
(NYSE: LOW) announced today the promotion of Gregory M. Bridgeford to
executive vice president of Business Development.
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Bridgeford, a 22-year Lowe's veteran, oversees all aspects of Lowe's
development of new business opportunities, strategic planning, research and
business process improvement. He previously served as senior vice president
of Business Development.
"Greg is a key member of Lowe's executive management team and continues to
do an excellent job leading our business development, strategy formulation and
evaluation process," said Robert L. Tillman, Lowe's chairman and CEO. "His
ability to keep a finger on the pulse of consumer trends will continue to be
invaluable to Lowe's - and help us continue to deliver an outstanding
experience for our customers - well into the future."
Bridgeford joined Lowe's in 1982 and has served in a variety of
increasingly responsible positions, including vice president of corporate
development, senior vice president of merchandising/general merchandising
manager, and senior vice president of marketing. He played an important role
as a member of the team that wrote a new corporate vision for Lowe's in 1989,
ultimately transforming the company into one of the nation's leading
retailers. Bridgeford holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the
University of Virginia, and earned an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.
With fiscal year 2002 sales of $26.5 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a
FORTUNE 100 company that serves approximately nine million customers a week at
more than 925 home improvement stores in 45 states. In 2003, FORTUNE named
Lowe's America's Most Admired Specialty Retailer. Based in Mooresville, N.C.,
the 58-year old company is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the
world. For more information, visit Lowes.com .
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