Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ace Hardware Corporation & President Ace Hardware Foundation
Kane Calamari, 51, is the Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer at Ace Hardware Corporation. Calamari rejoined Ace Hardware in May 2008 as Vice President of Retail Operations.
Prior to joining Ace, Calamari worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, where he was the Senior Vice President of Sales for North America. Prior to that, he worked for Ace Hardware from 1990 to 1998 as a Retail Marketing Manager.
Calamari is also President of the Ace Hardware Foundation and a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Board of Governors. The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Calamari is also a Board Member for the U.S. Chamber and serves on the Small Business Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He and his family reside in the northern suburbs of Chicago.