Donald Devine, CEO of World and Main, a product development, merchandising and distribution focused vendor, has left the company, according to a report by HBS Dealer.
According to the HBS Dealer report, Devine led the charge to reorganize and rebrand a variety of hardware and building supply companies under the World and Main umbrella but has since stepped down.
Part of the World and Main family is the distributor formerly known as Handy Hardware. The Comfort Zone brand, a manufacturer of home environment appliances, is also under the World and Main umbrella.
“Donald Devine has left the organization, and Bruce Fisher has been named as interim CEO,” said Anthony DeRosa, vp/marketing for World and Main. “Joining Fisher is G. Stephen LeGraw, who is interim president and chief operating officer and will lead the day-to-day operations of the business. Both Fisher and LeGraw are strong executives with extensive experience in distribution, retail and branded products who will continue the company’s strategic plan developed by the senior leadership team.”
The report stated that a search is under way for a permanent president and CEO.