Home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies, Inc. named Sylvain Prud'homme as president of Lowe's Canada, effective March 25. He replaces Alan D. Huggins, who will return to the United States as Lowe's vice president of international operations. Prud'homme will report to William D. (Doug) Robinson, head of international operations and development.
Prud'homme comes to Lowe's from Loblaw Company, where he served in executive vice president roles in operations and merchandising, following a retail career at Canadian retailers, including Sobey's West, Wal-Mart Canada, and Super C.
Huggins was vice president of operations when Lowe's opened its first stores in Canada in 2007 and served as the division's president since 2009. In his new role, Huggins will be responsible for development of Lowe's international operations and the coordination across Lowe's international businesses.
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