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Oak Brook, Ill.,
06
April
2017

Ace Hardware names Mark Spanswick President and General Manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC

Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Spanswick to the position of President and General Manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC.

Spanswick, 48, joins Ace Hardware from W. W. Grainger where he spent the last 27 years in a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, Spanswick served as the Regional Sales Vice President where he was responsible for sales and channel strategy development and deployment. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales Integration.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark to his new role as the leader of Ace Wholesale Holdings,” said John Surane, Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Retail Operations, Business to Business, and Wholesale Holdings. “Mark has consistently demonstrated the ability to lead teams through complex business situations and build cohesive sales organizations. Mark’s leadership and talents will serve us well in our quest to further grow Ace Wholesale Holdings.”

Spanswick earned a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School and he holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Colorado State University.

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About Ace Hardware

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2016, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or visit our newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.