Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators has announced that Robert Lynch, its current president and chief operating officer, will succeed current CEO Jeffrey Griffiths on Jan. 1, 2012. As part of the company’s succession plan, Griffiths will also retire from the board of directors at the same time.
Lynch has served as Lumber Liquidators' president and COO since January 2011. Prior to joining the company, he served as president and CEO of Orchard Supply Hardware. Previously, Lynch worked at Home Depot in various store operations and business development positions. He has also held positions at Accenture Consulting, and at Ernst & Young in the National Consumer Products & Retail Consulting Practice. Lynch began his career with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Based in Toano, Va., Lumber Liquidators operates more than 260 locations selling hard-surface flooring nationwide.