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Bradco Supply founder retires

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Barry Segal, CEO of Bradco Supply, has announced his retirement from the company he founded in 1966.

Segal left a position with H. Verby on Long Island, N.Y., that year to begin his own roofing supply business in central New Jersey. The company has since grown into a building material dealer with 151 branches in 29 states.

Ted Boylan, founder of Admiral Supply, will succeed Barry Segal as CEO.

Much of the day-to-day operations of the business will stay in the Segal family. Barry’s oldest son Brad Segal, will be named chief operating officer in addition to his current role as company president. Barry’s youngest son, Martin Segal, now serves as company vp.

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Hardlines technology forum slated for April

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Hardlines Technology Forum (HTF), an annual gathering of the industry’s information technology and supply chain executives, has announced its lineup of retail panel participants for the April 21 to 24 event.

Appearing at the panel, which will be held on April 23, are Greg Linder, director of supply chain operations for True Value; Brett Hammers, vp-marketing for Orgill; Michelle Adams, director of merchandise operations planning for Lowe’s; and Kay Williams, vp-information technology for Do it Best.

The keynote presentation this year, “Mastering Your Supply Chain,” will feature Ernest Nichols, director of the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management, and Dick Raman, president and CEO of TIE Commerce.

New to the conference this year is an educational track devoted to the business-side IT professional and presentations by Lowe’s, True Value and Do it Best on how to be a successful trading partner with their companies. Other sessions planned for the five-day conference deal with topics such as EDI, data synchronization, utilizing POS info and chargebacks.

The HTF, sponsored by the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA), will be held at the Peabody Memphis Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.

For more information, visit www.ahma.org/htf.

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Home Depot names new board member

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Albert Carey, former president and CEO of PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division, has been named to the Home Depot board of directors.

The appointment brings the number of directors at Home Depot to 15.

Carey, 56, will serve as a member of the retailer’s audit and infrastructure committees.

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