Lowe’s Companies has appointed Sylvain Prud’homme president, international, effective December 15. He will report to Robert Niblock, chairman, president and CEO, and will remain based in Boucherville, Quebec.
Prud’homme will continue to serve as president and CEO of Lowe’s Canada and add responsibilities for the Mexico business, with the president of Lowe’s Mexico now reporting to him. The appointment follows the previous announcement that Richard Maltsbarger will be transitioning to chief operating officer of the U.S. business in February.
“Sylvain’s outstanding operational leadership has been instrumental in growing the company into one of the leading home improvement retailers in Canada,” said Niblock. “We continue to be pleased with the integration of Rona and believe we are well positioned for continued success in Canada. Sylvain has more than three decades of experience in the retail industry and we feel confident that he will continue to drive operational excellence for our operations in Canada and Mexico.”
Prud’homme joined as president of Lowe’s Canada in 2013 and, following the acquisition of Rona in 2016, was named president and CEO of Lowe’s Canada. Prior to Lowe’s Canada, Prud’homme served as evp/operations and merchandising for Loblaw.