One on One with John Herbert
John W. Herbert has been in and out of home centers around the world. It’s his job.
The general secretary of the European DIY Retail Association/Global Home Improvement Network has made – by his count —458 journeys around the globe.
“There isn’t probably a significant home center company that I haven't visited or seen,” he said. “And it's not only the big companies. What I've really found is you must never overestimate anybody or underestimate anyone.”
And one increasingly common theme in his role: the growing importance of sustainability.
In a One-on-One interview with HBSDealer, Herbert referred to draught, floods and other natural disasters. “We all know that climate change is playing a part and we really must, all of us, do all we can to reduce carbon emissions,” he said. “It's the absolute top priority.”