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Ace Hardware Names New President of Emery Jensen Distribution

Ace Hardware Corp. has promoted Alison Dowell to the position of president and general manager of Emery Jensen Distribution. Currently, Dowell serves as vice president of operations for the company.

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Alison Dowell

In her new role, Dowell will oversee strategies and operational plans to grow wholesale business, along with developing marketing and commercial strategies for the brand. She will focus on broadening distribution and furthering Emery Jensen Distribution’s geographic expansion.

“Alison is an innovative leader with a wealth of experience and expansive background that encompasses both B2B and B2C operations, merchandising, global sourcing and wholesale distribution,” says John Surane, chief merchandising and sales officer at Ace Hardware. “Alison’s strategic insights, passion for supporting independent retailers, and commitment to delivering a competitive advantage for Emery Jensen customers will ensure continued growth of our wholesale business.”

Prior to Emery Jensen, Dowell led merchandising for The Home Depot Pro distribution business where she built unified commerce solutions to provide an integrated experience across e-commerce platforms, mobile applications, field sales, branch locations and retail stores.

About Todd Taber

Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

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