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Top Executive Change for World and Main

National distributor World and Main has made a corporate leadership change.

Don Devine, former president and CEO, has left the Cranbury, New Jersey, company, and Bruce Fisher is now interim CEO.

G. Stephen LeGraw is now serving as interim president and chief operating officer, leading the day-to-day operations of the business. The company has a search underway for a permanent president and CEO.

Both Fisher and LeGraw are strong executives with extensive experience in sourcing and distribution, plus branded and owned-brand retail products, who will continue the company’s strategic plan developed by the senior leadership team, according to vice president of marketing Anthony DeRosa.

World and Main, formerly known as Hardware Holdings, was created in 2013 through the merger of New Jersey’s Howard Berger Company and the assets of Texas-based Handy Hardware.

Within the past three years, World and Main has made a series of strategic acquisitions, including Jones Stephens Corp., The Faucet Queens, Inc. and WordLock Inc.

About Kate Klein

Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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