Do It Best Names VP/Information Technology

Do it Best Corp. has promoted John Mergy to vp/information technology, effective July 1, 2018.

In this position, Mergy will be responsible for all IT-related functions at Do it Best Corp. This includes setting the strategic leadership and direction of the co-op’s IT division as well as overseeing development and project management, data center, data and integration services, support, portals, desktop and mobile devices and networks.

Mergy joined Do it Best Corp. in 2005 and has served as director of application portfolio management. In his new role, Mergy replaces Mike Altendorf, who retires on August 10 after serving as vp/information technology, capping a successful career of more than 30 years in the retail home improvement industry.

“On behalf of our leadership team and our board of directors, we are very excited to have someone with John’s considerable experience and expertise stepping in to this critical role,” said Dan Starr, president and CEO of Do it Best Corp. “John’s focus on strategic, agile development is an ideal fit for the important role our IT team plays in all aspects of our organization, making us more efficient and productive on behalf of our members.”