Vice President, Controller
Steve Locanto joined Ace Hardware in 2014, as Corporate Controller where he oversaw the implementation of multiple new and highly-complex accounting standards, as well as significant changes to Ace Hardware's core business. Locanto was promoted to Vice President, Controller in 2019 after leading the Ace accounting function through substantial changes including the integration of financial results for Emery Waterhouse, Jensen, Emery Jensen Distribution, The Grommet, Great Lakes Ace and Handyman Matters.
Prior to joining Ace, Locanto had a 20-year career with Navistar International where he held several different positions within finance including the Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior to his time at Navistar, Locanto spent six years with Household International as a Senior Internal Auditor, Financial Analyst and the Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis.
Locanto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the AICPA.