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Home Hardware Announces New Director, Merchandise Hardlines

General News

Home Hardware Stores Limited (“Home Hardware”) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Rob Szekszer to Home Hardware’s Merchandise Hardlines team, effective immediately. Rob joined Home Hardware as the Director of Merchandise Hardlines on September 16, and will report directly to Joel Marks, Vice-President of Merchandise Hardlines.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rob Szekszer to our team and are confident in his capabilities to successfully develop strategy and growth within his category,” said Joel Marks, Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “Building a strong merchandise team is a result of our commitment to be Canada’s most trusted and preferred home improvement retail brand.”

Rob will be responsible for leading the management teams in Electrical, Appliances, HVAC / Automotive, General Merchandise (Toys, Confectionary, Farm, Pet, Apparel and Wild Bird). He is one of three Merchandise Hardlines Directors – Brian Straus and Dave Martin are Directors as well.

About Rob Szekszer

Rob is a proven strategic leader that drives results and will empower and energize talent. His former employer was Canadian Tire where he held numerous roles in Financial Services, Merchandising as well as Advertising. He is a graduate of the University of Western, Ontario.

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


Carly Byrd – Public Relations Coordinator – – (519) 664-2252 ext. 6676

Source: Home Hardware Stores Limited