Lumber Liquidators announced on Wednesday its promotions of James Davis to SVP sales and Charles Schwartz to CIO and SVP business development.
"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," said president and CEO Robert Lynch. "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."
Davis has been with the company since January 2009 and most recently served as VP sales for the Eastern U.S. division. He has also held senior positions at national retailers such as Circuit City and Sears Holdings. In his new role, he will drive development of commercial sales and oversee retail performance across three divisions in the United States and one in Canada.
Schwartz will be transitioning from his most recent role as VP operations and strategy; his new responsibilities will include overseeing the company's technology functions, leading development efforts for future business opportunities and implementing certain strategic initiatives. Schwartz has been with the company since March 2012, and had previously held roles in IT, business development and store operations at Accenture, The Tensar Corporation and The Home Depot.
Both Davis and Schwartz will continue to report directly to Lynch.