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January 22, 2015

Roy CruteWe are pleased to announce that Roy Crute will assume responsibilities as President of Akron Hardware’s wholesale operations, which include the Hardware Suppliers brand.  Roy has been an integral part of Akron Hardware for over 30 years. He has risen through the company starting in the warehouse, working in the sales department as a salesman, then as Sales Manager, and most recently serving as Vice President of Sales.  In his new position as President of Akron Hardware, Roy will report directly to the Officers, and the Board of Directors.  

Roy has the respect of our employees and our customers. He has a track record of building a high-performance culture based on employee development and a customer driven focus.  Roy’s experience in our industry - including brand building, employee development and channel expertise, will be invaluable to the continued growth of our business.

Roy officially assumed the duties of President on December 1, 2014.  Please join us in wishing him all the best in his new role!