Lowe's Names New Chief Merchant, Supply Chain Exec
February 23, 2013,
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Michael Jones has joined Lowe's as chief merchandising officer, and Stephen Szilagyi has been promoted to supply chain executive.
Jones most recently was executive vp and president of Husqvarna North and Latin America, the world's largest manufacturer of chain saws, lawn mowers and gas powered trimmers and blowers. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with General Electric, eventually becoming chief commercial officer - Europe for GE Consumer and Industrial and general manager of cooking products
Michael Jones Lowe
Stephen Szilagyi Lowe
Szilagyi has more than 25 years of supply chain experience, including leadership roles prior to Lowe's in wholesale distribution and retail/consumer products supply chain consulting services. He began his career at Lowe's began in 2001 as regional director of distribution and he was named vp of distribution in 2002 and senior vp in 2006.
He will report to chief operating officer Rick Damron.