TOANO, Va,, September 30, 2014 – Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, today announced the promotion of Ray Cotton to Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Sustainability Officer. Mr. Cotton will continue to report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Lynch.
Mr. Cotton will continue to manage Lumber Liquidators’ quality assurance, sustainable sourcing, loss prevention, risk management and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of global trade. In connection with his promotion, Mr. Cotton will be leading Lumber Liquidators’ strategic quality and sustainability initiatives as well as its environmental outreach activities. In addition, he will be responsible for developing and overseeing Lumber Liquidators’ sourcing and product compliance policies. Mr. Cotton most recently served as the Company’s Vice President, Chief Compliance and Sustainability Officer. Mr. Cotton has extensive leadership experience in cyber and physical security, loss prevention, global audit and crisis management at various organizations including Riverbed Technology, Facebook, Orchard Supply Hardware, TJ Maxx and Target.
Mr. Lynch commented, “We are extremely pleased to announce Ray’s promotion as he has been integral in our ongoing investment in quality and commitment to responsible sourcing. Quality is a key component of our value proposition and Ray is the right person to lead the team of professionals we employ around the world who are dedicated to quality control. We look forward to his leadership to foster our Company’s ongoing responsible sourcing efforts and deliver high quality flooring for our customers.”
In its 20th year and with more than 345 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.
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