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December 1, 2014

Black & Decker's Les Ireland has joined Valspar as its newest EVP and president, Consumer Paint. He succeeds Howard Heckes, who is now EVP and president, Coatings.

“Les Ireland is an exceptional leader with a terrific track record serving customers and growing businesses in markets and geographies where Valspar has great strategic opportunities,” said Gary Hendrickson, Valspar chairman, president and CEO. “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Les to our executive team.”

August 14, 2013

Paint giant Valspar has every intention of profiting from its move to acquire the Ace Hardware private-label paint business, it just hasn't happened yet.

Valspar executives walked analysts through the plan during the company's third-quarter conference call. The analysts seemed highly interested in Valspar's seven-month-old relationship with Ace. 

February 13, 2013

After signing a long-term deal to supply paint for Ace Hardware, Valspar CEO Gary Hendrickson expects to ride the recovery to increased sales.

After signing a long-term deal to supply paint for Ace Hardware, Valspar CEO Gary Hendrickson expects to ride the recovery to increased sales. 

"The recently announced Ace Hardware acquisition will expand our retail presence in the U.S. and deliver additional revenue from Ace’s private-label paint which we now manufacture and sell," said Hendrickson.   

June 6, 2012

Valspar Corp. has announced that its board of directors elected Gary Hendrickson, Valspar’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective immediately. Hendrickson succeeds William Mansfield, who is retiring after serving as chairman since August 2007, as CEO from 2005 to 2011, and as president from 2005 to 2008.

The appointment completes a transition plan put in place a year ago, according to the Minneapolis-based paint and coatings manufacturer.