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Handy Hardware Welcomes New CEO

At its recent market, Handy Hardware announced Craig Cowart will succeed Doug Miller as President of Handy Hardware on October 1. Miller joined Handy after a long and distinguished career at Jensen Distribution Services and provided the leadership and business judgment required to stabilize and grow the company.

Miller says “With the progress we have made, it is appropriate for a new leader with a long term vision to take over. We couldn’t have found a more capable person than Craig Cowart to lead Handy going forward. His 23 years of retail experience has been invaluable in our turnaround and his customer focus will benefit our dealers even more going forward.”

“I am so excited about the opportunity to lead Handy Hardware. I want our dealers and vendors to know that the entire Handy team is committed to creating a better partner than we have ever been, ready to aggressively meet the needs of the evolving retail market,” says Cowart. “The new Handy is a better and more capable company and our new ownership structure provides deeper financial resources and greater sourcing and merchandising options for our dealers. Ultimately, Handy’s success is tied directly to how we help our customers compete, and how Handy and Hardware Holdings helps make complex assortments simple.”


About Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

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