Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Heck of a career

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Jan. 16, 1989 issue of National Home Center News, the forerunner of HBSDealer, included an article about Hechinger’s Philip Mansfield.

The brief article, in its entirety, reads: “Former executive VP Philip Mansfield is flanked by Hechinger’s cochairmen Richard England, left, and John Hechinger Sr. after receiving a special lifetime achievement award from National Home Center News. The award was bestowed on Mansfield, who retired as the chain’s chief merchandising officer in late 1987, at Hechinger’s Landover, Md., headquarters during a luncheon attended by all of the company’s corporate executives and many of its employees.”

The article was sandwiched between other stories about Levolor Lorentzen emerging from bankruptcy protection, and Massachusetts-based Somerville Lumber opening its first distribution center.

HBSDealer’s Throwback Thursday is sponsored by Schaffer Associates, a national management consulting firm specializing in executive search and organizational strategies for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As the premier management consulting firm serving the industry, we help build organizations and leadership teams that foster corporate growth and success well into the future. Contact


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