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Aubuchon Company Adds Chief People Officer EVP Position

The Aubuchon Company has added a new senior leadership position to keep up with rapid growth. The new chief people officer EVP position will be filled by Jillian Montmarquet on August 15.

Montmarquet brings more than 15 years of organizational growth experience to the Aubuchon Company. As chief people officer (CPO), she will focus on what has always set the company apart—its people. The role will drive growth by expanding ways to serve team members in doing their best work and strengthening company culture as Aubuchon continues to expand.

“We are excited to welcome Jillian to the Aubuchon Company. She is a business-focused human resources leader with a proven track record of success in building high-performing organizations,” says William E. Aubuchon, IV, president and chief executive officer. “Her deep subject matter knowledge, strategic thinking and engaging interpersonal style will help us realize the full potential of our family business by focusing on what really makes the difference, our people.”

The Aubuchon Company’s new chief people officer EVP, Jillian Montmarquet.

Montmarquet joins the Aubuchon Company from WMK, Inc., owners of MobilityWorks and Driverge Vehicle Innovations. She started there in 2012 as director of human resources, setting a foundation of growth with 12 stores. She was promoted to vice president of human resources in 2016 as stores grew to 50. Four years later, Montmarquet assumed the chief human resource officer role as stores exceeded 100.

“Our purpose is to serve those who depend on us and build on our heritage with passion and humility,” Aubuchon says. “Jillian is the type of leader that will bring sincere passion and humility to serving our people. The result will be even stronger employee engagement, customer loyalty and the continued growth of the Aubuchon Company as a buyer-of-choice for the best hardware stores and brands in the country.”

Founded by William E. Aubuchon Sr. in 1908, the Aubuchon Company is the oldest and largest family-owned hardware store chain in America. Now in its fourth generation, the Aubuchon Company will soon operate 110 stores in eight states, predominantly under the Aubuchon Hardware brand, but also including Lyndonville Hardware & Lumber in Lyndonville, Vermont; Village Hardware in Alexandria, Virginia; True Value in Bucks & Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania; Cornell’s Hardware in Eastchester, New York; and soon Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply in Bristol, Vermont. For more information about the Aubuchon Company, visit aubuchon.company. To shop online, visit hardwarestore.com.

Since 2021, Aubuchon has acquired nine stores, four brands and entered two new states. Read about its most recent acquisition here.

About Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

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