Do it Best Corp. has named John Wade as its national product sales and new business development manager, effective immediately.
In this new role, Wade will lead the product sales team and new business development managers, working to grow member sales and continuing to expand the number of retailers joining the co-op.
Wade brings more than 30 years of retail, co-op and distribution experience. He began his career as a home center manager for Sutherland Lumber before advancing into a territory manager position at Our Own Hardware. He then spent the next 20 years in a variety of sales and business development roles at Jensen Distribution Services, most recently as svp/dealer sales.
“Through his enthusiasm and deep industry experience, John has proven himself to be an ideal fit for this new role,” said Nick Talarico, vp/sales and business development for Do it Best Corp. “We are very confident in the many growth opportunities ahead for our members, and John and his team will play a strategic role in helping them grow and achieve their dreams.”