TOANO, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, today announced the promotions of James Davis to Senior Vice President, Sales, and Charles Schwartz to Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Business Development. Both Mr. Davis and Mr. Schwartz will continue to report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Lynch.
In his new position, Mr. Davis will oversee the performance of retail store operations across three divisions in the United States and one in Canada, as well as the further development of commercial sales. Mr. Davis joined the Company in January 2009 as a regional manager and most recently served as Vice President of Sales responsible for the Eastern division of the U.S. Prior to joining Lumber Liquidators, Mr. Davis held executive and management positions at national retailers including Circuit City and Sears Holdings.
Mr. Schwartz will continue to oversee all technology functions and direct the implementation of certain of the Company's key strategic initiatives, as well as lead development efforts for future business opportunities. Mr. Schwartz most recently served as the Company's Vice President of Operations and Strategy. Prior to joining the Company in March 2012, Mr. Schwartz held roles in information technology, business development and store operations at various organizations including Accenture, The Tensar Corporation and The Home Depot.
Mr. Lynch commented, "We are extremely pleased to announce the promotion of both Jim and Chuck who have both been so integral to the success we have achieved in our business to date. With our significant past growth and aggressive plans for the future, we continuously challenge our management structure for operating effectiveness. I am excited to be able to recognize Jim's and Chuck's outstanding performance and contributions with these promotions. We believe their ongoing efforts, and our expansion of the U.S. divisional structure of our retail store operations from two to three as we continue to open and remodel stores, will help us realize additional operational efficiencies and successfully implement our key strategic initiatives."
About Lumber Liquidators
In its 20th year and with more than 315 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 340 top quality flooring varieties, including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and resilient vinyl. Additionally, Lumber Liquidators provides a wide selection of flooring enhancements and accessories to complement, install and maintain your new floor. Every location is staffed with flooring experts who can provide advice and useful information about Lumber Liquidators' low priced product, much of which is in-stock and ready for delivery.
With premier brands including Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood and Morning Star Bamboo, Lumber Liquidators' flooring is often featured on popular television shows such as HGTV's Dream Home and This Old House.
For more information, please visit www.lumberliquidators.com or call 1.800.HARDWOOD. You can also follow the Company on Facebook and Twitter, and learn more about its corporate giving program at layitforward.lumberliquidators.com/.
For further information contact:
Lumber Liquidators Investor Relations Ashleigh McDermott Tel: 757.566.7512
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