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ACE HARDWARE HIRES: Mike Zipser

August 11, 2005

ACE HARDWARE HIRES
ZIPSER, PROMOTES VENHUIZEN
Ace Hardware Corp. has hired Mike
Zipser as vice president, retail development
and new business, and has
promoted John Venhuizen to director
of new business development. Both
Zipser and Venhuizen will spearhead
the company’s plan to add 1,100 new
Ace stores in the next five years.
Zipser joins Ace after serving as
vice president, Border Stores for
Borders Group, Inc. He will be
responsible for accelerating new
store development, enhancing Ace’s
retail performance and increasing
market share.
Venhuizen, who will report directly
to Zipser, will play an integral role
in leading Ace’s growth strategy initiative.
Zipser and Venhuizen will
direct a team that will focus on
attracting new investors and opening
additional branch store locations
under the Ace name.
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