Do it Best names new VP marketing
Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp. promoted Rich Lynch to the position of VP marketing.
Lynch will replace Tim Miller, who as previously announced will replace John Snider as VP retail logistics when Snider retires on June 30. Lynch will immediately begin serving the co-op in his new role as VP marketing. In his new position, Lynch will lead a team of executives dedicated to helping co-op member-owners grow their business through effective, flexible and scalable advertising, e-commerce, retail marketing and store design. He’ll also oversee the company’s media and promotional campaigns.
Lynch has more than 25 years of experience in the retail, home-improvement and co-op industries, and he has held the position of Do it Best retail marketing director since 2011.
"It is an absolute honor to join the outstanding executive leadership team at Do it Best Corp.," Lynch said. "I’ve enjoyed working closely with Tim over the past three years, adding to my knowledge of this organization and how we can best serve our members, and I look forward to building on the many accomplishments we’ve realized as a team."
Do it Best CEO Bob Taylor added: "As retail marketing director, Rich has consistently demonstrated a clear creative capability for launching and enhancing programs and services that hel our members grow and make the best even better."
Ace store opens in Alpharetta, Ga.
A new Ace Hardware store opened in the Crabapple section of Alpharetta, Ga., according to an article on northfulton.com.
The new store, Ace Hardware Crabapple, will hold a grand opening event that will run all day April 11. The store at 12350 B-1 Arnold Mill Rd. opened for business earlier this month.
The store is owned by Herb and Gwen Velazquez, who live in the area.
Home improvement solutions as well as paint and lawn and garden will be the emphasis.
Ace Hardware recalls LED clamp light
Citing a shock and fire hazard, Ace Hardware is recalling the Ace Clamp-On LED Work Light, sold at Ace locations and other hardware stores between September and December 2013.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the cord bushing inside the light base has exhibited a tendency to fail, which allows the cord wiring to pull out of the base and expose bare wire.
No injuries have been reported.
The recall affects approximately 15,000 units of the Work Light, which has a silver plastic lamp head with black rubber sides and eight LED lights on one side. It’s also identifiable by a black plastic cube-shaped lamp base and a silver clamp with black rubber grips.
The model number for the affected product is "DC004" with the date code "08/13," both of which can be found on the back of the light base.
The CPSC is urging consumers to discontinue use immediately and to return them to a local Ace store for a full refund.