House-Hasson, the largest independent regional hardware distributor in the U.S., has named Lysette Aviles as vice president of human resources. In her new role, Aviles will implement personnel systems and processes for the benefit of House-Hasson employees and independent hardware store and lumberyard dealer customers, says Steve Henry, House-Hasson president and CEO.
“We have nearly 500 employees in our operations in Knoxville and Prichard, West Virginia,” Henry says. “Our human resources component—now and in the future—is of critical importance to meet the needs of our team members who serve our independent hardware store and lumberyard dealers. Their profitability is our purpose.”
Aviles comes to House-Hasson after serving four years as human resources director for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to her work in law enforcement, she was an executive for 14 years with Scripps Network Interactive.
“Lysette is an experienced, forward-thinking professional, and we’re excited to see all that she’ll accomplish in her role,” Henry says.
Aviles will oversee all House-Hasson human resources functions, and her supervisory responsibilities will include recruitment, hiring, onboarding, employee engagement, compliance and multiple other HR functions.
“I’m excited to be part of the House-Hasson team,” Aviles says. “House-Hasson has accomplished amazing things for dealers that depend on it. An immediate priority for me is employee recruiting and retention, making sure our employees are well taken care of so they can take care of our dealers. In the coming months, we’ll roll out several initiatives to better prepare House-Hasson for the future, as we anticipate accelerated growth in the company’s dealer base.”