Ace Hardware Appoints Tovar VP/Retail Operations

Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed John Tovar to the position of vp/retail operations and new business.

Tovar joins Ace Hardware from GameStop where he served as vp/merchandising. His responsibilities included the strategic direction for the company’s buy-sell-trade business model across all locations, wholesale distribution channels and the e-commerce site. Tovar brings more than 15 years of experience in the retail industry, including roles with Home Depot and 24 Hour Fitness.

He will report to John Surane, evp/merchandising, retail operations, business to business and wholesale holdings.

“We are pleased to welcome John to Ace in his role as vp/retail operations and new business,” said Surane. “John’s years of experience within the retail industry will enhance and strengthen the already outstanding skills and experience of our current team.”