Ace Hardware appoints Tom Molleur Vice President of Distribution
Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Molleur to the position of Vice President of Distribution.
Reporting to Ace’s Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Molleur will oversee the operations of Ace Hardware’s 14 retail support centers as well as its transportation, including six crossdock locations, and engineering departments.
“We are thrilled to have Tom, a distinguished supply chain professional, join the Ace Hardware distribution team,” said Lori Bossmann, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain. “By leveraging a myriad of outside experience in the supply chain realm, Tom’s extensive background in logistics and strategic distribution management will make an immediate impact on the efficiency of Ace Hardware’s operations.”
Molleur, 48, first joined Ace Hardware in 1986 and began his 12-year tenure with the co-op as a distribution manager, working at several of Ace’s retail support centers. Previously, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Leancor Supply Chain Group and Vice President, Supply Chain for Saint-Gobain/Norton Abrasives.
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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. With more than 4,800 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 Shanghai, China; Panama City, 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 www.acehardware.com.