Do it Best creates a new executive post

New hire’s resume includes Sutherlands, Our Own Hardware, Jensen and Ace

Do it Best Corp. named John Wade as its national product sales and new business development manager.

In this new role, Wade will lead the Do it Best Corp. product sales team and new business development managers, working to grow member sales and recruit new members to join the co-op.

“I am very humbled to be given the opportunity to lead such an outstanding team,” said Wade.

Wade brings more than 30 years of retail, co-op and distribution experience and a proven sales record to the leadership position. He began his career as a home center manager for Sutherland Lumber before advancing into a territory manager position at Our Own Hardware. He then spent the next 20 years in a variety of sales and business development roles at Jensen Distribution Services, most recently as the senior vice president of dealer sales when the distributor was purchased by Ace Wholesale Holdings in 2015.

“Through his enthusiasm and deep industry experience, John has proven himself to be an ideal fit for this new role,” added Nick Talarico, VP of sales and business development for Do it Best Corp. “We are very confident in the many growth opportunities ahead for our members, and John and his team will play a strategic role in helping them grow and achieve their dreams.”

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