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Do It Best Promotes Markley, Johnson

Do it Best Corp. has promoted Steve Markley, formerly vp/merchandising, to evp/operations while William Johnson, previously a divisional merchandise manager, will advance into the role of vp/merchandising.

Markley has built on more than 30 years of industry experience. He assumed additional responsibilities as the divisional merchandise manager for electrical, hardware, industrial/commercial, global sourcing and export before advancing to the role of vp/merchandising in 2007.

Johnson moves into the open role of vice president where he will now oversee hardware products purchasing, global sourcing, inventory control, category management, content management, alliance partner activities, and pricing teams. He joined Do it Best in 2018 where he worked with numerous product category teams on strategic program development, vendor negotiations, promotional opportunities and supply chain enhancements. He previously served for more than 20 years in senior roles with Michelin Tire Corporation.

“We’ve been making considerable strategic investments in the company to ensure that Do it Best is the first and best choice for independent home improvement businesses,” said Dan Starr, Do it Best president and CEO. “That includes investment in information technology, our distribution system and building the best team. We are fortunate to have someone of Steve’s caliber and extensive abilities ready to lead our teams forward as we drive growth for our member-owners through our supply chain excellence.”