Ace Hardware Hires Grainger Sales VP To Lead Wholesale Business

Mark Spanswick joins Ace after spending the last 27 years at Grainger, most recently serving as regional sales vice president. He was previously Grainger's VP of mergers, acquisitions and sales integration.

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Mark Spanswick, President and General Manager of Ace Wholesale HoldingsMark Spanswick, President and General Manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings

OAKBROOK, IL — Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, has announced the appointment of Mark Spanswick to the position of president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings.

Spanswick, 48, joins Ace Hardware from W.W. Grainger, where he spent the last 27 years in a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, Spanswick served as the regional sales vice president where he was responsible for sales and channel strategy development and deployment. Prior to that, he was vice president of mergers, acquisitions and sales integration.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark to his new role as the leader of Ace Wholesale Holdings,” said John Surane, Ace executive vice president of merchandising, retail operations, business to business and wholesale holdings. “Mark has consistently demonstrated the ability to lead teams through complex business situations and build cohesive sales organizations. Mark’s leadership and talents will serve us well in our quest to further grow Ace Wholesale Holdings.”

Spanswick earned a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School and he holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Colorado State University.

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