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Al Vanegas and Claude Verville

Al Vanegas is the manager of corporate investigations and technology for Lowe's Companies. His duties include managing the company's criminal background screening process. Vanegas has over twenty years' experience in retail loss prevention, with the last ten years at Lowe's. During his career, he has held positions ranging from store detective to director.

Claude Verville is former vice president of loss prevention, safety, and hazmat for Lowe's Companies. He came to Lowe's as a director of investigations in 1993 and assumed the VP position in 1998. Verville started his LP career as a store detective with Robinson/May Department Stores.

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