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Do it Best Promotes Mergy to New Tech VP

Do it Best Corp. has promoted John Mergy to the role of vice president of information technology, effective July 1.

Earlier this year, the co-op announced the retirement of the department’s former executive Mike Altendorf, who is retiring from the company after 30 years. Altendorf’s retirement is effective Aug. 10.

Mergy joined Do it Best Corp. in 2005, and he has served as director of Application Portfolio Management for the past several years. In that role, Mergy currently leads a high-performing team of employees and contractors and oversees project planning and management of hundreds of IT projects on an annual basis.

John Mergy

“It’s a privilege to join the exceptional executive leadership team at Do it Best Corp.,” Mergy says. “Mike has done an incredible job building a strong, growing foundation for this division and establishing important relationships and partnerships across all departments throughout the co-op. That foundation affords our team the opportunity to leverage technology in unique and innovative ways—to continue driving efficiencies and digital transformation throughout our organization and thereby helping our members grow.”

Mergy has more than 30 years of experience across a number of diverse industries, including aerospace, medical device and retail.

“On behalf of our leadership team and our board of directors, we are very excited to have someone with John’s considerable experience and expertise stepping in to this critical role,” Dan Starr, president and CEO of Do it Best Corp., says. “John’s focus on strategic, agile development is an ideal fit for the important role our IT team plays in all aspects of our organization—making us more efficient and productive on behalf of our members.”

About Melanie Moul

Melanie is the communications and content manager for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She joined the NHPA team in 2016 as an editor for Hardware Retailing and now helps lead the communications team to deliver relevant, timely content to the industry.

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