October 8, 2014

The International Housewares Association named Gary Seehoff as vice chairman and chairman elect of the Rosemont, Illinois-based industry association.

Sehoff is the CEO of Evriholder Products, which he founded in 1994 after inventing its first two products: the Twirl A Tie and the Twirl A Belt. Today, the company is one of the largest distributors of housewares impulse products in the kitchen, barware, cleaning, storage and bath and personal care categories.

June 13, 2014

Oak Brook, Illinois-based Ace Hardware Corporation made some updates to its corporate board of directors, not the least of which includes the planned appointment of Jim Ackroyd as chairman.

Ackroyd is the CEO of Vision Ace Hardware, an 11-store chain in southwest Florida. He was named vice chairman last year as part of a planned changeover within the chairman position. As a member of Ace's board since 2008, he was also re-elected to another three-year term as a member director.

October 22, 2013

As upstart home goods e-tailer Wayfair gears up for a likely IPO in 2014 or 2015, Michael Fleisher will step in as the company's new CFO to help speed the process along.

Fleisher, who is leaving his post as Warner Music Group vice chairman, replaces Nicholas Malone, who is remaining at the company as chief administration officer.

March 12, 2012

Ideal Industries, a manufacturer of tools and suppliers for electrical contractors, has named Jim James as the vice chairman of its board of directors. James, who also serves as president and CEO, will assume these additional duties immediately.

James joined Ideal Industries in August 2008 as president and CEO. Previous to that, he served as president of ITW Building Components Group, a division of Illinois Tool Works.

January 9, 2012

ProBuild Holdings has announced the appointment of Robert Marchbank, the former CEO of European operations for Wolseley, as its new CEO.  Fred Marino, who had filled the role of interim CEO for the past several months, will continue to serve as vice chairman of the company’s board of directors.

October 27, 2011

Despite concerns about the economy and rising household expenses, nearly three out of five (59%) consumers will put aside economic worries and spend the same or more this holiday season, according to Deloitte’s 26th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends. While this is a slight decline from 2010, it represents an eight-percentage point increase from 2009.

June 13, 2011

The 30-year AHMA veteran will retire as vice chairman of the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA), but will remain as a liftetime honorary member of the board.

After more than 30 years of service to the AHMA, Farrell will assume the title of vice chairman emeritus, according to the Schaumburg, Ill.-based industry group. He will continue to represent the association at various industry events.

August 24, 2008

S. Thomas Moser served as vice chairman of KPMG, the U.S. member firm of KPMG...

July 1, 2008

The Retail Industry Leaders Association has named its board of directors for 2008, with the...

May 20, 2008

At the American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s (AHMA) annual meeting, John Satagaj, the group’s legislative counsel,...

February 13, 2008

When the market rebounds, NAHB expects condo starts to hover from 20 percent to 30...

February 10, 2008

On the heels of its divisional winter conventions, flooring giant CCA Global Partners announced a...

January 21, 2008

Robert A. Niblock, who was previously the vice chairman, takes over for Brad Anderson, CEO...

January 20, 2008

John Menzer began his Wal-Mart career in 1995 as the company's chief financial officer and...

December 16, 2007

Home channel retailers are doing what they can to lift holiday sales, while projections from...