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New president for Ace International

By HBSDealer Staff - 01/25/2021
Jay Heubner

Ace Hardware Corporation announced that Jay Heubner, president and general manager of Ace International will retire March 1, 2021 after 38 years with the company.

Heubner joined Ace Hardware in 1983 in the IT department and quickly rose up through the organization to become a director. In 2004, he took a position on Ace’s Technology Value Team within retail operations and was then tapped in 2007 to help lead a special retail project. In his next role, Heubner lead operations development and retail training until he was promoted in 2015 to the position of president and general manager of Ace International, a subsidiary of Ace Hardware.

Ace International Holdings, which had Q3 revenue of $49.8 million, operates 818 stores in about 70 countries.

“Jay is one of the most effective, highest character, servant-hearted leaders I know,” said John Venhuizen, president and CEO of Ace Hardware. “His wise, encouraging influence has had a significant impact on the business and made Ace a better place. I am grateful for Jay’s contributions and wish him and his family all the best as they embark on this exciting new chapter.”  

David Goh

Over the coming weeks, Heubner will focus on ensuring a smooth leadership transition for Ace International.

Effective April 5, David Goh will assume the role of President and General Manager of Ace International. Goh is currently Managing Director of Robinsons Retail Holdings, one of the largest multi-format retailers in the Philippines. Robinsons has a diverse brand portfolio that includes grocery stores, do-it-yourself stores, drugstores, department stores and convenience stores.

Prior to this role, Goh held several leadership positions across various industries including a Vice President position at Singapore Airlines, CEO of 7-Eleven Singapore and CEO of Cold Storage, a grocery chain throughout Singapore.

“David has a remarkable track record of success in growing businesses and transforming the customer experience,” said Venhuizen.

Goh and his family will be relocating from the Philippines to Singapore to be closer to Ace International’s highest growth regions.