Senior appointment supports Lowe's Canadian growth strategy
TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Lowe's Canada announced the appointment of Jeff Boyd as Vice President, Real Estate, Construction and Store Design effective immediately. Boyd joined Lowe's in October 2007 and has played an instrumental role in the development of the company's Real Estate and Construction function in Canada over the past seven and a half years.
In this newly created position, Boyd will continue to oversee Lowe's Canada's real estate, development, construction and facilities management functions. He will also assume responsibility for market research, store design and procurement.
"I am thrilled to have Jeff join as a member of our senior executive team," said Sylvain Prud'homme, President, Lowe's Canada. "As a growing retailer in Canada, it is critical that we have the right synergies in place across all business units to support our expansion. Jeff's appointment supports our continued growth and will help ensure we deliver an optimal store experience to our customers."
Boyd has over 18 years of experience in real estate, land development and engineering. Prior to Lowe's, he worked in land development, consulting and engineering for 11 years. Boyd has an MBA specializing in strategic management and real estate from York University's Schulich School of Business, and a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Queens University.
About Lowe's Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online. With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe's has more than 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores and 265,000 employees. In Canada, Lowe's opened its first stores in December 2007 and now operates 40 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 6,000 employees. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.
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