True Value names new VP

Chicago-based hardware co-op True Value Co, announced the appointment of Robert Young to divisional VP for the paint, hardware and tool departments, effective January 2011.

Young joined the company from Briggs & Stratton Corp., where he served as VP/general manager of business units and oversaw product development, brand management and engineering of key power products. Young has more than 20 years experience in retail and merchandising roles, and has held positions of increasing responsibility in growing sales and profits.

 “I am excited and proud to join such a respected retail brand as True Value,” Young said. “I’m looking forward to getting to know my teams and leveraging what I know about the home improvement and retail industries to make an impact in my new position."

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