Mr. Lawton has served as President and CEO and as a director of Tractor Supply Company since January 2020. Mr. Lawton previously served as President of Macy’s, Inc., from September 2017 to December 2019. As President of Macy’s, Mr. Lawton was responsible for all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. Previously, Mr. Lawton was senior vice president of eBay North America since April 2015. In that role, Mr. Lawton oversaw all aspects of eBay’s Americas business unit, including marketing, merchandising, operations, business selling, consumer selling, and advertising, as well as global responsibility for shipping, payments, risk, and trust. Prior to joining eBay, Lawton spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, where he most recently was senior vice president for merchandising. Mr. Lawton also served as President, Online, and in that role, he was responsible for accelerating the growth of Home Depot’s Internet business. Prior to that, Mr. Lawton was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to executive teams in consumer-packaged goods and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Lawton previously served on the board of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. He currently serves on the board of the National Retail Federation and the corporate advisory board for The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable. Mr. Lawton holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, and Pulp and Paper Technology from North Carolina State University.
Mr. Lawton’s education, business management experience and knowledge of the e-commerce and retail industries greatly benefit Sealed Air.
Director since 2019