Lowe’s Canada has completed changes to the company’s senior leadership team to support the retailer’s Canadian growth and business strategy. Leadership changes at its corporate office in Toronto include key appointments and newly created roles in merchandising and marketing, operations and supply chain, and finance and administration.
The new appointments include Nick Padovano, appointed to the newly created position of head of operations and supply chain. In this role, Padovano is responsible for leading the company’s store operations, store support and supply chain functions, in addition to overseeing commercial and installed sales as well as distribution. Most recently, Padovano was svp/store operations at The Bay/Lord and Taylor. Prior to that, he was svp/store operations at HBC-Zellers.
Igor Halencak was appointed to the newly created position of head of merchandising and marketing. Most recently, Halencak was svp/home, hardlines and major appliances at Sears Canada.
In addition, Tony Tutolo was appointed to the newly created position of head of finance and administration. In this role, Tutolo is responsible for leading the company’s finance, loss prevention and information technology functions, as well as project management and merchandising support. Most recently, Tutolo was vp/finance, risk and information technology at the Beer Store and Brewer’s Distributed Limited.
“I am thrilled to add such a talented group of seasoned leaders to the Lowe’s Canada organization,” said Sylvain Prud’homme, president, Lowe’s Canada. “These newly appointed senior executives were hand-picked from some of the country’s top retailers. The diversity of their backgrounds will enhance our capacity to understand our customer’s expectations, continue to remain relevant and build stronger partnerships with our vendor community as we grow our business.”
Lowe’s Companies Canada operates 35 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.