Lowe's Canada names new president
Current president returning to U.S. operation
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 2/11/2013 12:24:21 PM
Moorseville, N.C. - Sylvain Prud'homme will join Lowe's as president of Lowe's Canada, effective March 25. He replaces Alan Huggins, who will return 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 development.
Most recently, Prud'homme was at Loblaw Company, where he served in executive vice president roles in operations and merchandising. His retail career has included posts at Sobey's West, Wal-Mart Canada and Super C.
"Sylvain brings to Lowe's deep experience in national and international retail operations and merchandising across Canada," said Robinson. "He is a strategic thinker and a humble leader, and will be an outstanding addition to the leadership team in Canada."
Huggins was vice president of operations when Lowe's opened its first Canadian stores 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 and the coordination across Lowe's international businesses.
Lowe's Canada currently operates 34 stores and one distribution center.
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