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Do it Best appoints general counsel

BY HBSDealer Staff

Do it Best Corp. has named Gary Furst its VP human resources, general counsel and corporate assistant secretary, effective immediately.

As VP human resources, Furst will oversee all HR programs for Do it Best Corp., including compensation, benefits, employee recruitment, training and development. In addition, as general counsel, he will be responsible for management of all internal and external legal matters pertaining to Do it Best Corp.

Furst fills the vacancy left by Dan Starr, who was promoted earlier this year to executive VP  nd chief operating officer, replacing the retiring Dave Haist.

Prior to joining Do it Best Corp., Furst was a practicing attorney at Barnes & Thornburg in Fort Wayne. His 15 years at the firm included seven years as a litigation partner. Furst’s practice also focused on commercial, business and intellectual property law.  Earlier in his career, he handled employment litigation matters. 

“Gary brings a wealth of attributes to the position beyond his outstanding experience and expertise,” said Do it Best Corp. president and CEO Bob Taylor. “His belief in and commitment to openness, transparency, honesty and servant leadership integrate well with our culture and quality of people at Do it Best Corp.”

 

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House-Hasson names VP operations

BY Ken Clark

Don Phillips has been named VP operations for regional hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware. 

In his new role, Phillips supervises House-Hasson’s Knoxville, Tenn., and Prichard, W.Va., warehouses, which are staffed by 176 employees and have a combined 700,000 sq. ft. of product space.

“The wholesale hardware business is very competitive; that’s certainly something I’ve seen first-hand in the last year,” Phillips said. “House-Hasson’s customer service and relationships with our dealers are the reasons the company has grown for more than 105 years, through good and bad economic times. As a major hardware distributor, House-Hasson’s warehouse operations must run well to support everything this company does.”

Phillips joined House-Hasson in April 2011 as head of the company’s Knoxville warehouse.

“Don’s background prepared him well for his role with us, and his performance has proven that he’s a top-level organizer, manager and thinker,” said Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson. “Our overriding goal is the profitability of our dealers, and warehouse operations are absolutely crucial to that effort. Don understands that and makes good things happen.”

After graduating from high school Phillips served in the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1985. Following basic and advanced training he was assigned to Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla., as a ship’s communications supervisor. After his discharge, Phillips enrolled at the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1989 with a degree in industrial management. 

Phillips replaces Tim Lawson, who retired more than one year ago. 

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Independents days in Las Vegas

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Pointing to stats that show independent home improvement retailers bring in $159 billion each year, organizers of the National Hardware Show are reaching out to independents. 

Hundreds of thousands of products and more than 2,500 vendors offering special programs for independent retailers who will be on hand at the 2012 National Hardware Show May 1-3. Attendees will find it easier to locate unique products and place their orders for these items while they are at the show.

One of those attendees will be Jerry Meis of Lenoch & Cilek Ace Hardware in Iowa City, Iowa. "Especially if you’ve never been to the National Hardware Show, it’s important to go because it really broadens your horizons and it’s impressive to see the selection of merchandise that’s available," says Meis. "We’re in a college town and we have to be cognizant of leading edge merchandise. The new products area along with the new inventions area allows us to see the leading edge of what are the next great products and give some feedback to those vendors. The Show is also a great way to network with other people in the industry."

Because learning and networking are such an important part of the event for independent retailers, the National Hardware Show team has also worked to enhance the educational and interaction opportunities available at the event. To do this, the National Hardware Show has worked closely with NRHA, which will be offering a complete array of tactical, business-focused seminars and learning sessions at its Rethink Retail Conference, which will take place throughout the show.

Another draw for independents: Lancaster, the nation’s largest paint sundry distributor servicing a broad range of independent paint and hardware retailers, will be co-locating its West Coast buying show with the National Hardware Show.

 

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