Lowe’s Canada names president
Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe’s Cos. said Friday that Sylvain Prud’homme will join the company as president of Lowe’s Canada, effective March 25.
Prud’homme replaces Alan D. Huggins, who is returning to the United States as Lowe’s VP international operations.
Prud’homme comes to Lowe’s from Loblaw Co., where he served in EVP roles in operations and merchandising.
Claire’s names chief marketing officer
Chicago — Claire’s Stores announced Friday that Dina Keenan has been appointed global SVP and chief marketing officer, effectively immediately.
Keenan’s experience in marketing strategy, brand development, advertising and retail include stints at Bath & Body Works, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons & Spas, and Bozell Worldwide.
One of the initial focuses for Keenan will be to align her organization to support the global brand needs of Claire’s and Icing, the company said.
Sur La Table announces senior merchandising exec promotion
Seattle — Sur La Table said Thursday it has promoted Jacob Maurer to the position of SVP – general merchandising manager for the kitchen goods chain.
The promotion is effective immediately, and will put Maurer in charge of all merchandise buying and product development functions for the company.
Maurer joined Sur La Table in 2003 as a store manager, opening the chain’s first Massachusetts store located in Chestnut Hill. In October 2004 he joined the company’s merchandising team in Seattle and rose to VP merchandising by 2009.