CANADA: Lowe’s Names New Leadership Team

Lowe’s has announced a new leadership team for its Canadian unit, a move it said is aimed at helping create “a new operating model focused on growth”.

The changes will see Alain Brisebois define and implement the banner strategies, as well as lead the operations functions supporting all the business units and distribution activities to the affiliate dealers.  Guy Beaumier will lead the pro-contractor stores and Reno-Depot, Serge Ethier will lead the proximity stores, and Jim Caldwell will lead the big-box business unit. Additionally, Brendan Hughes will lead the alignment of the different banner strategies and will lead the project management office and business intelligence, while Christian Proulx will lead HR and communications.

All of them will report directly to Sylvain Prud’homme, President and CEO, Lowe’s Canada.  Prud’homme noted: “Our new structure will allow us to increase our focus on customers, allowing us to better co-ordinate our resources and efforts and to have a maximum impact on the segments we serve … Following Lowe’s recent acquisition of RONA, this team of seasoned experts will contribute to the alignment of our two organizations so we can become the number one choice of Canadians for all their home improvement needs.”