Anthony Hurst has been appointed president, Lowe’s Canada, pending work authorization which is expected in February. He will report to president and CEO Marvin Ellison and will be based in Boucherville, Quebec.
Hurst most recently served as Lowe’s svp/enterprise and strategy transformation, and also held the position of Lowe’s division president for the West region. Tony Cioffi will continue to act as interim president and, after the transition, will resume his previous role as GFO and leader of the affiliated dealers, real estate and Dick’s Lumber businesses in Canada.
Before joining Lowe’s, Hurst served in leadership roles at J.C. Penney Co., including as svp/stores and operations, where he was responsible for all aspects of store operations, asset protection, home services and customer service, and as general merchandise manager for home decor. Prior to his time at J.C. Penney, he served as a regional vice president for Home Depot.
“With more than 25 years of retail and home improvement experience, Tony Hurst is a knowledgeable and effective leader who was already working closely with the Canadian leadership team in his former role,” said Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s president and chief executive officer. “We remain confident in the long-term potential of our Canadian business, and I know Tony is the right person to lead Lowe’s Canada into an exciting new chapter for our customers and associates across Canada.”