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Home Hardware Announces Changes to Merchandise Management Team

General News

Home Hardware is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Brian Straus and Dave Martin as Directors, Merchandise Hardlines, effective April 29, 2019. Brian and Dave will report to Joel Marks, Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines.

“Our number one priority is providing our Dealers with the best program for independents in the industry,” said Joel Marks, Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “Both Brian and Dave bring a significant amount of expertise to their new roles and are aligned in driving our growth strategy.”

Brian and Dave previously held the positions of Group Merchandise Managers, leading a group of merchandise teams as well as having merchant buying responsibility.

Home Hardware Stores Limited is also pleased to announce the recent addition of Richard Sweeney and Mike Morin as Merchandise Managers, reporting to Dave Martin, Director, Merchandise Hardlines.

About Richard Sweeney

Richard Sweeney has over 10 years of industry experience. Most recently, Richard was a Category Business Manager for Outdoor Power Equipment at Canadian Tire. He has also held positions as Category Analyst in Automotive, Flyer Program Consultant and Financial Planner. Richard’s position at Home Hardware is Merchandise Manager, Power Tools and Outdoor Power Equipment.

Richard Sweeney

About Mike Morin

Mike Morin has over 20 years of experience in the home improvement retailing industry. In his last position, Mike was a Core Plumbing Merchant at Home Depot. Mike has also held roles including Regional Installation Manager, Installation Merchant and Store Manager. Mike is well-known and respected in this category. Mike’s position at Home Hardware is Merchandise Manager Plumbing – Core.

Mike Morin

About Home Hardware Stores Limited

Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 55,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada’s Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at


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Source: Home Hardware Stores Ltd.