President and Chief Executive Officer
John Venhuizen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ace Hardware Corporation. Venhuizen, 49, is a 26-year veteran of Ace. Prior to becoming CEO in 2013, Venhuizen served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Since joining the company in 1992, Venhuizen has held several leadership positions overseeing marketing, business development, strategy, supply chain, IT, and Ace International Holdings.
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative and hardline distributor in the world. With over 5,300 stores in all 50 states and approximately 70 countries, Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S., China, Panama, and the United Arab Emirates. In 2019, total corporate revenue was $6.1 billion, an increase of 6.2 percent from 2018. Ace has been ranked number one for customer satisfaction for 12 out of the last 13 years by J.D. Power.
Venhuizen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity Christian College. He currently serves as a Director on a number of boards including the Mark Morton Memorial Foundation, Ace International Holdings and Ace Retail Holdings.