In an effort to stimulate profitability and growth, one of the world largest hardware stores; True Value Corporation, has recently announced the appointment of new executives to be part of the company’s leadership at its retail support center.
This restructuring is meant to consolidate the hardware’s global distribution chain, the supply network, and the logistics division, to create a store with a sharper focus on growth and efficiency.
Kenneth Goodgame, who most recently worked at Ace Hardware as the General Merchandising Manager, will join the hardware to serve as the Chief Merchandising Officer (CMO) and the Senior Vice President of the store. Kenneth will replace the retiring Mike Clark, bringing in diverse executive expertise in hardware and consumer goods manufacturing.
Goodgame is a graduate of United States Military Academy based in West Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his MBA at the Houston University after which he was employed in a division of Rubbermaid Cleaning, a global marketer, and seller of commercial and consumer products. At the company, he served the far eastern operations of the company’s home products, commercial products, Graco and Little Tikes, and the cleaning products divisions.
Kenneth also served a variety of merchandising positions at Home Depot, an online platform that retails appliances, furniture, and interior decorations.
Abhinav Shurkla, who joined from AlixPartners will assume the responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer. Owning a consultant global firm where he served as a consultant to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies, he is expected to improve the operational and financial performance of the hardware with his prominent expertise in global supply chain management.
Finally, the restructuring will also include Tim Mills, who will serve the position of the Senior Vice President of Growth. Tim previously worked for HD Supply, a leading distributor of products and value-added services in North America.