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HDW Appoints New President

Billy Stapleton has been appointed the new president of Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. (HDW) by the organization’s board of directors. The move comes after previous president and CEO Kenneth Beauvais resigned earlier this month.

Stapleton has been with HDW for 23 years. Prior to becoming president, he was the company’s vice president of merchandising. He has worked in the wholesale hardware industry for over 30 years, and began his career with Higginbotham Pearlstone in Dallas, Texas.

“The board is confident that, under Stapleton’s leadership and guidance, HDW will continue to move forward,” the company said in a statement.

Hardware Distribution Warehouse, Inc. is an employee-owned company and provides independent hardware stores and lumberyards a complete source for retail products. HDW is a member/owner of Distribution America, the nation’s largest network of independent hardware and paint sundries wholesale distributors.

About Liz Lichtenberger

Liz is the special projects editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and trends, visits retailers, and attends industry events. She graduated from Xavier University, where she earned a degree in English and Spanish and was a member of the swim team. Liz is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She enjoys swimming, reading, doing home improvement projects around her house and cheering on her two favorite basketball teams, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Xavier Musketeers.

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