Lowe's Companies, Inc. : Lowe's Selects Summers for Chief Information Officer Post
06/22/2012| 10:05am US/Eastern
Lowe's announced today that Kevin V. Summers has been appointed chief
information officer, effective July 9, 2012. Summers will report to
Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. Niblock. He replaces Michael K.
Brown, who retired earlier this month.
Summers brings to Lowe's more than 20 years of experience in
technology-related fields, having served most recently as senior vice
president and global chief information officer for Whirlpool
Corporation. During his career, Summers has worked with some of the
country's leading brands, including The Coca Cola Company, Bell South
Technology Services and General Electric.
"Lowe's has made significant investments in technology to provide
employees with the tools they need to improve the customer experience.
Kevin has an outstanding track record of aligning IT systems with the
needs of complex businesses to achieve maximum results," said Niblock.
"We look forward to his joining the Lowe's team as we continue to
develop and execute our strategy for the future."
As CIO, Summers will be responsible for all aspects of IT, including
continuing to develop a technology portfolio that can seamlessly support
the operations of the company's stores, distribution network, e-commerce
platforms, and future business technology needs. He earned a bachelor's
degree in computer science from The College of Charleston and an M.B.A.
from Duke University.
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.
Lowe?s Companies, Inc.
Julie Yenichek, 704-758-4364
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