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Lumber Liquidators formalizes sustainability team


Lumber Liquidators has formalized its compliance and sustainability team headed by Raymond Cotton, who was appointed as chief compliance and sustainability officer in February and reports directly to president and CEO Robert M. Lynch.

Cotton manages the company’s quality assurance, sustainable sourcing, loss prevention, risk management and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of global trade.

Reporting directly to Cotton will be Lisa Kuca as director of global product compliance, and Rebecca Rizzuti as director of global trade and customs compliance.

"Sourcing quality products direct from worldwide mills is central to Lumber Liquidators' value proposition,” said Lynch. “The diversity of our products and scale of our purchases requires an ongoing commitment to sustainable forestry, and Ray is a key member of the team of professionals we employ around the world who are dedicated to quality control. Our focus on continual improvement of our processes and procedures, combined with the collective expertise of Ray and other executives on this newly formalized team will help maintain and foster our company's ongoing responsible sourcing efforts and deliver high quality flooring for our customers. We believe in the importance of being an environmentally conscientious company, and are pleased to take this next step in our ongoing corporate responsibility efforts."

Cotton has extensive leadership experience in cyber and physical security, loss prevention, global audit and crisis management, most recently holding the position as head of global security and safety for Riverbed Technology and previously serving in other leadership roles at Facebook, Orchard Supply Hardware, TJ Maxx and Target.

Kuca has more than 10 years of experience in compliance program development and management, risk identification and assessment, and creating risk mitigation strategies, mostly recently serving as senior compliance officer and VP corporate compliance at American First Title Company and previously holding various compliance, ethics and government relations roles at World Bank, Freddie Mac and Holland & Knight.

Rizzuti brings extensive customs compliance experience in retail, distribution and international logistics, formerly serving as director of international trade at Footlocker, and manager, import customs and compliance at Charming Shoppes, and holding other import/export and compliance positions at VWR International and Toys "R" Us.

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