Richard Maltsbarger

Lowe’s has named Richard Maltsbarger as the retailer’s new chief operating officer. Maltsbarger previously served as Lowe’s chief development officer  and has been its President of International since 2015. Mr. Maltsbarger served as Business Development Executive at Lowe’s Companies Inc. since May 2012 until 2014 and served as its Senior Vice President of Strategy since January 2011 until May 08, 2012. Mr. Maltsbarger joined Lowe’s in 2004 and has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, consumer and market research, quantitative analytics, marketing and economic analysis.

He served as vice president of strategic planning of Lowe’s Companies. He served at Lowe’s as vice president of research and director of customer analytics. Prior to joining Lowe’s, he held various strategy, marketing and consumer analytics positions with IBM Global Business Solutions, Monsanto Company, Farmland Industries and the University of Missouri. Mr. Maltsbarger serves as Chairman of the Board at Rona Inc. He has been Director of Hydrox Holdings Pty Ltd. since April 22, 2014. Mr. Maltsbarger holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri in agricultural economics and an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

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