Lowe’s CIO to retire

Mooresville, N.C. -- Lowe's Cos. announced that Michael K. Brown, executive VP and CIO, will retire after almost 28 years with the company. The company has begun a search for a replacement. Brown will continue to serve in his present role for a period of time to assist with the transition.

Brown was named CIO in 2011 after a 26-year career in store operations and merchandising. He joined the company in 1984.

“After a successful career in store operations and merchandising, Mike took on responsibility for the company’s IT function, upgrading technology and store infrastructure, positively impacting employees' ability to access information and better serve customers said Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and CEO. “We respect Mike’s decision to go a different direction and wish him well.”