Ace Hardware Appoints Sommers VP/Merchandising

Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed John Sommers, Jr. to the position of vp/merchandising, effective July 10.

Sommers is a 23-year veteran of The Home Depot and has held various roles in merchandising, store environment and new store development. In his most recent role, he held the position of vp/merchandising for The Home Depot and he was directly responsible for the flooring division.

“We are excited to welcome John Sommers to the Ace team,” said John Surane, evp/merchandising, retail operations, business to business and wholesale holdings. “John is a recognized expert in the industry with a proven track record. We look forward to working together with John to further advance our merchandising efforts, ensuring we offer our store owners the best brands and lowest cost of goods, with merchandise that is differentiated and locally-relevant for our customers.”