Industry veteran named to National Product Sales and New Business Development position

July 17, 2017, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Do it Best Corp. has named John Wade as its National Product Sales and New Business Development Manager, effective immediately.
In this new role, Wade will lead the Do it Best Corp. product sales team and new business development managers, working to grow member sales and continuing to expand the number of high-quality retailers joining the co-op.
“I am very humbled to be given the opportunity to lead such an outstanding team,” said Wade. “I’m just as excited to help our member-owners grow their product sales and welcome new members into the Do it Best family.”
Wade brings more than 30 years of retail, co-op and distribution experience and a proven sales record to the leadership position. He began his career as a home center manager for Sutherland Lumber before advancing into a territory manager position at Our Own Hardware. He then spent the next 20 years in a variety of sales and business development roles at Jensen Distribution Services, most recently as the senior vice president of dealer sales when the distributor was purchased by Ace Wholesale Holdings in 2015.
“Through his enthusiasm and deep industry experience, John has proven himself to be an ideal fit for this new role,” added Nick Talarico, vice president of sales and business development for Do it Best Corp. “We are very confident in the many growth opportunities ahead for our members, and John and his team will play a strategic role in helping them grow and achieve their dreams.”
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations in the United States and in 52 other countries. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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