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March 24, 2014

Paul Ramsay has been named chief information officer at Lowe's following the departure of Kevin Summers earlier this month, according to multiple media sources. 

Summers was only with the home improvement retailer for two years, but specific reasons for his departure were unknown. Lowe's spokeswoman Chris Ahearn told multiple sources that the move was not related to a data breach like the one Target had, costing Target CIO Beth Jacob her job.

March 17, 2014

Tractor Supply Company has named Robert Mills SVP and CIO, succeeding James Callison upon his planned retirement. He will also serve on the company's Executive Committee.

December 12, 2013

Beloit, Wis.-based ABC Supply, operator of 450 branches in 45 states, named Tony Vaden as chief information officer.

Vaden replaces Kathy Hendricks, who moved to a newly created post as executive director of customer connectivity for ABC Supply.

Vaden is an award-winning veteran of the information technology industry, and he will oversee all aspects of the information technology systems that support the company’s computing needs. 

December 2, 2013

True Value Co.’s information technology team earned recognition from the Chicago chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and the Society for Information Management (SIM)

Chicago-based True Value took home the 2013 CIO’s Most Effective IT Team Award in the large company category.

The program consists of a nomination phase, a qualifying and detailed application process, and a peer panel of judges who score each team.

July 8, 2013

Home automation services provider Vivint appointed Todd Thompson as the company’s new chief information officer, responsible for companywide information technology (IT) functions.

October 23, 2012

The board of directors of Stanley Black & Decker has announced that Rhonda Gass, chief information officer, has been named an executive officer of the corporation.

Gass joined Stanley Black & Decker as CIO in September. She most recently served as VP IT strategy, technology and governance for Dell Corp.

June 27, 2012

Lowe’s has hired Kevin Summers as its new chief information officer, effective July 9. He will replace Michael Brown, who announced last April that he had accepted the company’s Voluntary Separation Program and decided to retire after almost 28 years with Lowe’s.

April 9, 2012

Mark Ayers, the 63-year-old president of the building and construction trades department of the AFL/CIO, died unexpectedly on April 8, according to an announcement issued by the organization.  No details were released on the cause or circumstances of his death. Ayers served as president since 2007.

November 23, 2011

ProBuild Holdings has named Don Riley, the former CIO of Mohawk, as its new executive VP supply chain and technology. In this role, Riley will be responsible for integrating ProBuild’s supply chain, information technology and manufacturing organizations, including developing strategies and programs to improve the company’s overall operational effectiveness, grow market share and maximize profitability.

June 2, 2011

San Marcos, Texas-based lumber and hardware retailer McCoy’s Building Supply was listed by IDG’s CIO Magazine as one of the top 100 companies that is using information technology to deliver a competitive advantage.

The 24th annual CIO 100 award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in IT.

May 17, 2011

Chicago-based True Value Co. hired a new chief information officer responsible for leading the co-op's information technology team and managing the co-op's retail and enterprise systems.

Prior to joining True Value, Rosalee Hermens was CIO for The Timberland Co.

September 4, 2008

Matt Carey replaces Bob DeRodes, who said in April he planned to depart the company...

May 4, 2008

A veteran of Coca-Cola and the marketing mind behind Hasbro’s North American toy and game...