Hardware Resources and Top Knobs hired Grant Lauterbach as VP of sales. Lauterbach has held several leadership positions during his career, including over 8 years with Masco Cabinetry and 20-plus years with other cabinet makers.
"Grant is known in the industry as a results-focused executive leader," states Greg Gottlieb, president at Hardware Resources and Top Knobs. "We brought Grant on board to help take our two sales forces for Hardware Resources and Top Knobs to the next level in exceeding the expectations of our customers.
Keith Hamden has joined NuWaveLLC, previously known as Hearthware Inc., as senior VP of sales. He reports to Gene H. Kim, VP and Jay S. Moon, president.
Hamden's responsibilities will include management of the sales force, product development, packaging and promotion for the company’s growing line of innovative products at retail, including the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop 2 (PIC2) and the NuWave Pro Infrared Oven.
Art's Way Manufacturing, an Armstrong, Iowa-based agricultural machinery and equipment manufacturer, has hired Bryant Phillips as group VP.
Reporting directly to CEO Carrie Majeski, Phillips will be charged with overseeing the P&L operations for the Ohio Metal Working Products/Art's Way Inc., Art's Way Manufacturing International LTD, Art's Way Vessels Inc. and Universal Harvester by Art's Way Inc. divisions.
The National Hardware Show announced that Black + Decker will return to the May 6-8 event in Las Vegas as an exhibitor.
The iconic tool and home improvement brand is coming off a recent brand identity redesign.
"Black + Decker's presence will enhance the show for many of our buyers, attracting new buyers and industry professionals who will come to see what the new look and feel will mean for them," said Richard Russo, VP of the National Hardware Show.
Safety Products brand Cordova announced the appointment of Dave Kuehneman to the role of VP sales and marketing for its Consumer Products Division.He will report directly to Himanshu Varma, president and CEO of parent company International Sourcing Company.
San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply promoted several executives -- including one representing the fourth generation of family leadership -- to senior positions.
Meagan McCoy Jones has been promoted to senior VP and chief operating officer at McCoy’s Building Supply. James Lewallen has been appointed to the newly created position of VP culture and customer experience, and Waylon Walker has been promoted to VP store operations.