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Ace Hardware appoints new director of Ace Paint division

By Tim Wright | April 27, 2006

Ace Hardware has taken another step to strengthen its paint division, naming Jack Wickham as the director who will oversee all operations at the Ace Paint manufacturing plants in Matteson and Chicago Heights, IL, as well as sales of Ace Paint and related sundries to retailers.

Before the promotion, Wickham served as production and technical director of Ace Paint, which included overseeing both plants and the research and development group. He has also served as operations manager for Ace Paint.

“Jack has overseen our plants as we’ve developed some of our most innovative paint products, including Ace Sensations and Simply Magic ceiling paint,” said Dave Myer, Ace Hardware senior vice president, international and paint manufacturing. “His leadership and vast experience will continue our efforts in being a world class coatings manufacturer.”