Home improvement retailer Lowe’s appointed Margi Vagell as executive vice president of the supply chain, effective March 1. She will succeed Don Frieson in the role; Frieson has held the position since 2018 and advised the company last year of his intention to retire April 1.

“Margi has extensive home improvement experience and, as a general merchandising manager, has partnered closely with our supply chain teams to develop our market delivery network, outline our omnichannel capabilities, and ensure products are available at the right times in the right places for our customers,” Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s chairman and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Margi is inheriting a very tenured supply chain team with deep subject matter expertise and she will bring an enhanced strategic acumen and inventory management expertise to our supply chain function.”

Vagell brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role, having held numerous senior leadership positions since joining Lowe’s in 2009 including as the senior vice president, general merchandising manager. Additionally, she is the vice chair of the Lowe’s Foundation and serves on the board of trustees for Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., and Culver Academies in Culver, Ind.

"I'm honored and excited for this opportunity to build on my relationships with our talented supply chain team, and to continue the momentum Don has fostered to expand and transform this organization," said Vagell.