Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced the retirement of merchandising executive John L. Kasberger, effective Jan. 31, 2010, and two promotions in its store operations and marketing areas.
Kasberger, senior vice president/general merchandise manager – kitchen and bath, joined Lowe’s in 1991 and has enjoyed a 39-year career in retail and home improvement. Clinton T. “Clint” Davis, currently senior vice president/general merchandise manager – hardlines, will assume responsibility for kitchen and bath.
Brent G. Kirby has been promoted to senior vice president of operations-North Central Division. Kirby joined Lowe’s in 1986 and has worked since 2005 as vice president of installed and special order sales. He replaces Rick D. Damron, who will become senior vice president – logistics and distribution. Eric D. Sowder, the current SVP-logistics and distribution, moves to merchandising where he will serve as senior vice president/general merchandising manager.
Thomas J. “Tom” Lamb has been promoted to SVP of marketing and advertising. Lamb joined Lowe’s in 1999 and served as vice presient of marketing.
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