PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

JPCL FREE Trial

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Ace Hardware Appoints New Leadership

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Comment | More

Ace Hardware Corporation has hired Rick Affolter to serve as vice president of finance and has promoted Rick Whitson to vice president of retail support.

Affolter, 54, will be responsible for day-to-day operations of Ace’s finance department and will oversee the company’s controller, tax director and director of financial planning and analysis. He joins Ace from HD Supply Inc., a wholesale distributor of construction and maintenance products, which The Home Depot sold in 2007 and where he served as a director of finance. Affolter will report to Ace’s Chief Financial Officer Dorvin Lively.

Whitson, 55, is a 29-year veteran of Ace. In his new role, he will direct activities at Ace’s 14 retail distribution support centers and six cross dock facilities. Most recently, Whitson served as director of retail support and engineering, for which he will continue to provide leadership.

Throughout Whitson’s career at Ace, where he started as a warehouse supervisor, he has participated in the initial start-up of three major distribution centers and directed retail support in the Midwest region.

In addition to Whitson’s promotion, there are two other changes to Ace’s retail support leadership team.

Tim Rignell, 55, who most recently served as retail support manager, has been promoted to director of retail support for the Midwest region.

Scott Zirlin, 60, director of retail support for the Northeast region, will assume responsibility for overseeing the Toledo, Ohio, distribution center and the cross dock located in Cleveland in addition to facilities in New York, Virginia and Maryland he already leads. 

With 4,600 hardware, home center and building materials stores that generate annual retail sales of more than $12 billion, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace currently operates 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and one in Shanghai, China, with retail stores in all 50 states and 60 countries. For more information, visit www.acehardware.com.

   

Tagged categories: Ace Hardware; Personnel changes

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Axxiom Manufacturing
Revolutionary Units

By integrating Schmidt's Aftercoolers with our blast pots, these systems remove moisture from air and minimize equipment footprint on jobsite.
Call 1-800-231-2085


Simpson Strong-Tie
Repair, Protect & Strengthen

Need a coating? Turn to Fox. We have solutions to repair, protect and strengthen concrete, steel and wood substrates. Call 888-760-0369 or email info@foxind.com


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit www.mbxit.com or call 877 629-8777


Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams
Our 3,500 locations give you a level of service that is simply unmatched.


Rapid Prep, LLC
Nation Wide Equipment Rentals

Rapid Prep, LLC is a full service provider of sandblasting & all other surface preparation equipment, with 60 years of experience within the industrial painting industry.


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!


Denso North America Inc.
Denso Protal Liquid Coatings

A full range of fast cure, high build epoxies for a variety of above and below ground corrosion protection.
Call 1-281-821-3355 or Visit densona.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com