MOORESVILLE, NC, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Lowe's Companies, Inc.
(NYSE: LOW) announced today that Sylvain Prud'homme will join the
company as president of Lowe's Canada, effective March 25. He replaces
Alan D. Huggins, who is returning to the United States as Lowe's vice
president of international operations. Prud'homme will report to
William D. (Doug) Robinson, head of international operations and
"Sylvain brings to Lowe's deep experience in national and international
retail operations and merchandising across Canada—from coast to coast,"
Robinson explained. "He is a strategic thinker and a humble leader, and
will be an outstanding addition to the Canada leadership team."
Prud'homme comes to Lowe's from Loblaw Company, where he served in
executive vice president roles in operations and merchandising,
following a retail career at some of Canada's most respected retailers,
including Sobey's West, Wal-Mart Canada and Super C. He earned an
M.B.A. from the University of Montreal H.E.C.
Huggins was vice president of operations when Lowe's opened its first
stores in Canada in 2007 and served as the division's president since
2009. In his new role, Huggins will be responsible for development of
Lowe's international operations globally and coordinating business
operations among all countries in which the company operates outside
"Alan has been critical to Lowe's Canada operations from the very
beginning," said Robinson. "His leadership has helped Lowe's grow from
an idea in 2006 to 34 stores and one distribution center in Canada
today. Alan will continue to work with Sylvain and the rest of the
Canada leadership team as he coordinates operations across Lowe's
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is
a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a
week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States,
Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C.,
Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world.
For more information, visit Lowes.com.
SOURCE: Lowe's Companies, Inc.
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