Ace Hardware names Michael Magee President and General Manager of Emery Jensen Distribution

Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Magee to the position of President and General Manager of Emery Jensen Distribution, a division of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC. Magee will report to Ace Hardware’s Chief Merchandising and Sales Officer, John Surane.


Leading Emery Jensen Distribution, the former Senior Vice President of Sales with Crayola LLC will have the responsibility for overseeing strategic and tactical plans for growing the wholesale business including the development of marketing and commercial strategies. Magee’s role will be instrumental in broadening distribution and furthering the geographic expansion of Emery Jensen Distribution.

“Mike is a strategic leader who brings a wealth of experience and new perspective to this role,” said John Surane, Chief Merchandising and Sales Officer. “We’re thrilled to welcome Mike to the Ace family and look forward to the contributions he and his team will make to further grow our wholesale business.”

For the past 12 Years Magee has led the commercial strategy for several leading consumer product companies. Prior to Crayola, Magee served in several senior leadership roles at both public and private companies including Newell Brands, Jarden, Sara Lee, Radio Flyer and Seagram’s.

Magee holds a Bachelor of Science degree from York College of Pennsylvania.About Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com.

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