Do it Best promotes 11-year veteran

A “proven, productive” team member replaces the retiring Dave Cole.

David McDonald

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp. promoted David McDonald to divisional merchandise manager.

In his new role, McDonald will lead merchandise teams across several product categories and departments, including international purchasing, global sourcing and outdoor living. McDonald will also be responsible for overseeing the division’s content management for catalog and website initiatives while implementing strategic programs and promotions for members throughout the United States and around the world.

“David brings a unique combination of expertise, experience and enthusiasm to this important role,” said Steve Markley, VP of merchandising for Do it Best Corp. “He’s been a proven, productive member of our merchandising team, and we are confident in his drive to help our members grow with the right products and programs.”

McDonald is an 11-year veteran of Do it Best Corp., most recently serving as global sales and product development manager for the past three years. He’s served in additional roles as an international sales and business development manager and international sales and conversion specialist.

McDonald will replace Dave Cole, who is retiring from the position effective March 16, 2018, after 35 years with Do it Best Corp.

“I am honored and excited to take on the new challenges and opportunities presented by this role,” McDonald said. “At the same time, I’m humbled to follow in Dave’s footsteps – and am thankful for the chance to learn from his wealth of experience.” 

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