Lowe's Brown to Retire as CIO

MOORESVILLE, N.C.-Michael K. Brown, executive vice president and chief information officer of Lowe's, has said he will retire after 28 years with the home-improvement retailer.

Brown joined Lowe's in 1984 as a store manager. He served as merchandising vice president, vice president of specialty sales, regional vice president, senior vice president and executive vice president of store operations before being named chief information officer last year. In his most recent post, he oversaw the retailer's information-technology functions, including the upgrading of the technology and store infrastructure, and was credited for improving employees' ability to access information.

A search has begun for Brown's successor. A Lowe's statement said he will stay in his present role for an unspecified period of time to help in the transition.

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