TOANO, Va., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, today announced the appointment of Sandra C. Whitehouse as the Company's Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. In this position, Ms. Whitehouse will oversee the development and operation of the Company's human resources functions, and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Robert Lynch. Ms. Whitehouse is expected assume her role with the Company later this month.
Ms. Whitehouse most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Earthbound Farm, where she functioned as a strategic business partner to the Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership team. Previously, she led the human resources department at Orchard Supply Hardware, and has also held various human resources and store operations roles at Sears Holdings Corporation over a 24 year period.
Mr. Lynch commented, "We are extremely pleased to have a professional of Sandy's caliber join our Lumber Liquidators' team. Sandy is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of experience in the retail industry and has demonstrated leadership across all human resources functions, from talent acquisition and organizational development to compliance, compensation and benefits administration. With her combined human resources and operational expertise, Sandy is well poised to support our employees and business as our Company grows in scale and complexity. We plan to leverage her talents to further enhance our Best People initiative and to reach new heights in the growth and success of our business."About Lumber Liquidators With over 295 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 340 first 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 quality 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.