Lowe’s promotes Mabry and McDermott
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, April 24, 2014
Mooresville, N.C. – Home improvement chain Lowe's has named Joseph “Mike” Mabry the company’s new strategy and experience design executive. Michael McDermott has been promoted to chief merchandising officer.
Mabry replaces Robert Gfeller, who left the company last month to pursue a career supporting the prevention and treatment of children's traumatic injuries.
McDermott succeeds Michael Jones, who will assume the role of chief customer officer, effective April 30.
Both Mabry and McDermott will report to Jones.
In his new role, Mabry will focus on developing U.S. strategy, aligning experience design and building a capabilities roadmap that delivers compelling, differentiating, omni-channel customer experiences across the company's U.S. business. He will retain responsibility for digital interfaces, including Lowes.com and ATGstores.com. Mabry joined Lowe's in 2003 and led the company's supply chain organization until 2012 when he was named digital interfaces executive.
McDermott will be responsible for the merchandising offering for Lowe's U.S. business, pricing and promotion, and all global sourcing activities. He joined Lowe's in 2013 as svp, general merchandising manager-building and maintenance. He has more than 20 years of experience, having served previously with General Electric, where he was sales leader-appliances and a member of the company's corporate commercial council. McDermott’s prior experience in leading global product management teams, merchandising teams, and driving innovation will be key assets to drive growth for Lowe's.
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