Doug Robinson has been named CEO of West Marine Inc. A statement said he will assume the chief executive position on January 29.

Robinson spent 13 years with Lowe’s Home Improvement, a nation retail supplier of home equipment. His last position within the company was president of International Operations and Development. According to his Linked-In profile, Robinson held the position for five years and was responsible for Lowe’s stores in Canada, Mexico and Australia. For four years before that, he was senior vice president of customer support services, international operations and head of e-commerce at Lowe’s.

Robinson said he is a longtime customer of West Marine who is “very eager” to help the brand become one of the best retailers in the country. An avid sailor, he has also been a longtime participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta. West Marine has supported this event for the last 22 years.