In February 2020, Anthony Hurst will take on the role of President of the Canadian Division of Lowe’s.

Tony Hurst photoOn January 28, Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced that it has appointed the head of its western region as president of its Canadian operations, which is shrinking with the closure of 34 underperforming stores across six provinces. Anthony Hurst is expected to start in February, pending work authorization and be based in Boucherville, Que.

Hurst has been senior vice-president of enterprise and strategy transformation and regional president since joining Lowe’s last year. He will report to Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison and becomes the first permanent country president since last year’s retirement of Sylvain Prud-homme, who oversaw Lowe’s acquisition of Quebec-based Rona chain.

Tony Cioffi will remain interim president before returning to his position as group financial officer and head of affiliated dealers, real estate and Dick’s Lumber businesses.

Hurst has 25 years of retail and home improvement experience, having worked at J.C. Penney Co. and Home Depot Inc.

“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.”

Source: The Toronto Star Lowe’s Companies, Inc.