Ross William McCanless was Appointed as General Counsel at Lowe`s

Date of management change: November 18, 2014 

What Happened?

Mooresville, NC-based Lowe`s has Appointed Ross William McCanless as General Counsel

 

About the Company

Lowe`s has been helping our customers improve the places they call home for more than 60 years. Founded in 1946, Lowe`s has grown from a small hardware store to the second-largest home improvement retailer worldwide. Our story began in North Carolina, when Carl Buchan, part owner of the North Wilkesboro Hardware Company, envisioned creating a chain of hardware stores. He purchased the company from his brother-in-law and partner and had the foresight to anticipate a post-World War II building boom. By eliminating wholesalers and dealing directly with manufacturers, Lowe`s established a lasting reputation for low prices. Sales grew over time and we expanded all across the country and now operate stores not only in the United States, but also in Canada and Mexico. Although times have changed since Lowe`s first opened its doors in 1946, Lowe`s values have not— the company remains committed to offering high-quality home improvement products at everyday low prices, while delivering superior customer service.

 

About the Person

Bill McCanless has served as chief legal officer, secretary and chief compliance officer since 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s legal function as well as advising the chairman and board of directors on corporate governance matters. McCanless previously served as general counsel for Lowe’s from 2003 to 2006 and most recently served as chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary for Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. Prior to Lowe’s, McCanless held various positions at Delhaize Group and was in private law practice. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a juris doctor degree from Wake Forest University Law School.

 

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