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Rob Szekszer Appointed Vice President, Merchandise Hardlines at Home Hardware Stores Limited

St. Jacobs, ON, June 25, 2020 – Home Hardware is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Szekszer to Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines, effective Monday, June 29, 2020. Rob joined Home Hardware as Director, Merchandise Hardlines in September 2019.

“The appointment of Rob Szekszer demonstrates the expertise and deep bench of talent we continue to develop at Home Hardware, and I have complete confidence in his ability to deliver on our business and growth strategies,” says Marianne Thompson, Senior Vice-President, Merchandise, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “His passion for retail, coupled with his understanding of home improvement category management and our end-to-end business, make him well positioned to lead our Hardlines teams to a strong future.”​

Rob is an accomplished business executive and proven leader who empowers his teams to think differently, drive change and achieve results. His leadership, retail category management and business acumen will help lead operational and strategic initiatives on the Hardlines team.
“Home Hardware is an iconic Canadian company and I am thrilled to lead our Hardlines team,” says Rob Szekszer. “There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage our data-driven insights to provide best-in-class assortments in our stores. I look forward to continue working with the team to support our Dealers so that we can be the most trusted and preferred home improvement retail brand.”

Rob will be reporting to Marianne Thompson, Senior Vice-President, Merchandise.

Rob Szekszer Biography:
Rob has nearly 25 years of experience in the home improvement retail industry, holding key executive roles. Prior to joining Home Hardware, Rob held Vice-President and Director roles at Canadian Tire Financial Services and Canadian Tire Retail in Product & Marketing, Credit Card Marketing, Customer Acquisition and New Business Development as well as Category Advertising.

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 homehardware.ca.

For further information, please contact:

Jessica Kuepfer
Home Hardware Stores Limited
519-664-4612
Jessica.Kuepfer@homehardware.ca

Rob Wallace
Home Hardware Stores Limited
519-664-4710
rob.wallace@homehardware.ca​