2015 People of the Year
For the second year, HBSDealer editors produced a list of the year's major personalities and industry players. Here’s the big-story checklist that helped produce this year’s batch of influencers and achievers:
- Respected careers? Check
- Outside-the-box thinking? Check
- Stick to your guns in the face of adversity? Check
- Billion-dollar corporations? Check
- Family businesses? Check
- Consolidation? Check. Double check.
Charitable works? Check
Now, here are the mini profiles of the 2015 People of the year:
Back in May, Bob Tellier gave his first acceptance speech in Las Vegas. In January, he’ll be back at the podium for his second.
As the 70th Anniversary Do it Best October Market drew to a close in Indianapolis, so too did CEO Bob Taylor’s Do it Best Corp. career. He’ll be succeeded by executive VP and COO Dan Starr, effective Jan. 4.
Standing on the precipice of 2016 with expansion plans up ahead, it might be easy to forget that Maggie Hardy Magerko was ignoring everyone’s advice to file for bankruptcy just a few years ago.
What do HBC Home & Hardware Products, Handy Hardware and plumbing leader Jones Stephens Corp. have in common?
Since his promotion to Home Depot’s executive VP merchandising last summer, Ted Decker has been at the helm of a long victory stretch with no clear end in sight.
With a landmark acquisition recently under his belt, Don Hasson is looking out at a long view of the House-Hasson legacy.
It’s hardly a question that Floyd Sherman is a man of the hour, if not the man.
“We’re builders, not maintainers,” said Peter Alexander at the 2015 BMC National Meeting. “We’re leaders, not followers.”
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