Ace Recognizes Retailers With Leadership Award

Ace Hardware Corporation has recognized two members of its organization with the cooperative’s second annual Ray A. Griffith Retail Leadership Award.

Ron Williams of Houston, TX, and Scott Schlapkohl of Steamboat Springs, CO, are the recipients of the 2014 award. Williams owns four Ace Hardware stores in the Houston area and Schlapkohl manages Steamboat Springs Ace Hardware in Colorado.

Named after Ace’s former CEO Ray Griffith who retired in 2013, the award is given annually to the Ace retailers that personify Griffith’s leadership traits and exemplify Ace’s core values, noted the retailer.