Lowe's Canada commemorates Mr. Pierre Piotte
LOWE'S CANADA COMMEMORATES A MAN WHO MARKED RONA'S HISTORY
Boucherville, QC – July 27, 2018 — It is with sadness that employees and executives at Lowe's Canada learned of the passing of Pierre Piotte, a former RONA dealer and member of the RONA’s board of directors from 1977 to 1982. The whole team extends its sincere condolences to Mr. Piotte’s family and loved ones.
Son of Napoléon Piotte, co-founder of RONA, Pierre Piotte discovered a passion for retail, hardware, and customer service at a very young age. An entrepreneur at heart, he acquired RONA Modelectric with a partner in 1966 and kept the store for over 25 years. He also played an active role within RONA and various industry associations, sitting on the board of directors of RONA, the advisory committee of the Canadian Retail Hardware Association, the Quebec Employers' Council, and the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail.
"Bold and customer-focused, M. Piotte initiated several changes that contributed to making RONA a strong brand that is still dear to Quebeckers and Canadians," said Sylvain Prud'homme, President and CEO of Lowe's Canada. "It is with much respect that we say goodbye to this great man."
Created in 1939, RONA is a banner of Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement companies headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec. Spanning the entire country, its vast network of more than 430 stores includes both corporate stores and independent affiliated dealers. Known for its large in-store and online product selection as well as for its installation services, RONA also provides expert support and advice to its retail and pro customers for their building and renovation projects. For more information, visit rona.ca or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About Lowe's Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 630 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Dick’s Lumber, Contractor First, and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 28,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers.