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Ace Hardware names CEO of largest chain

Oak Brook, Ill. -- Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed Tom Knox, 59, as president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware, Ace’s largest chain comprising 85 stores. Knox will be leaving his role as VP, retail business development, training & supply at Ace’s corporate offices and relocating to the Kansas City area to pursue his new role.

“As president and CEO of Westlake, Knox brings to the table years of experience as a former multi-unit hardware store owner and long tenure helping Ace retailers make more money in the hardware business will serve Westlake Ace exceedingly well,” said Sasha Bigda, Director Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Ace Hardware.

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