Home Hardware, Canada’s largest dealer-owned hardware, lumber and building materials retailer, is announcing new changes to its leadership team, the company announced in a press release.
Effective Jan. 7, Marianne Thompson will serve as the company’s vice president, merchandise LBM. Additionally, the company says it has reorganized its merchandise department to create two new dedicated merchandise teams responsible for sourcing products. The company’s current vice president, Joel Marks, will lead the hardlines department as vice president, merchandise hardlines.
“Our No. 1 priority is providing our dealers with the best program for independents in the industry,” says Kevin Macnab, president and CEO of Home Hardware.
Macnab says the company has significant room for growth in the lumber, building materials and hardlines categories and having dedicated leaders positioned to oversee those categories will benefit the company overall.
Thompson has more than 30 years of experience in the North American building materials industry. Previously, she served as the senior vice president of North American sales at Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors. She began her career in retail at Lansing Buildall.
Macnab says Thompson’s experience “significantly raises our expertise in the LBM category.”
“While I have long admired Home Hardware for its reputation, we also share the same values, customer focus and passion for innovation,” Thompson says. “I look forward to working closely with Kevin and Home Hardware’s dealer-owners to be Canada’s most trusted and preferred home improvement retail brand.”
Joel Marks brings more than 35 years of experience in home improvement retailing to the company. He has been with Home Hardware for nearly 20 years, and he became the company’s vice president of Home Hardware in 2015.
“Joel is a strategic, results-oriented retail executive who excels at planning and executing merchandise programs,” Macnab says.
Home Hardware is 100 percent Canadian owned and operated. In September, Macnab became the company’s president and CEO.