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Home Hardware Announces Changes to Merchandise LBM Team

General News

Home Hardware is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Robert and Lee Hooper as Merchandise LBM Directors, reporting directly to Marianne Thompson, Vice-President, Merchandise LBM. Michael and Lee will be responsible for the development and deployment of the LBM program for all building centre locations.

“The strategic realignment of our Merchandise LBM leadership team furthers our goal of providing our Dealers with the best program for independents in the industry,” said Marianne Thompson, Vice-President, Merchandise LBM, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “The realignment will serve to enhance our strong national and regional LBM merchandise programs, optimize our Supplier partnerships and enable us to execute on our vision to be Canada’s most trusted and preferred home improvement retail brand.”

About Michael Robert

Michael Robert is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in leading suppliers and sellers in commercial, wholesale and retail channels. Previously, Michael held executive positions with home improvement retailers Canadian Tire and Lowes Canada as well as Summit Tools and Spectrum Brands.

About Lee Hooper

Lee Hooper is a proven leader with more than 20 years of experience in sales leadership across convenience and gas retail, home improvement retail, industrial electrical distribution, and North American energy. Previously, Lee held executive positions with Southwire Canada and Nestle Waters.

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 over 1,000 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 extensive distribution and marketing capabilities as well as access to thousands of quality, brand name and private label products. 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.