True Value Co. president and CEO John Hartmann has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the National Hardware Show May 7 in Las Vegas.
Entitled “Unlocking True Value,” Hartmann’s address will highlight how returning the majority of its members’ equity has offered retailers the opportunity to invest in their business as they know best and how a new company structure has enabled True Value to accelerate strategic investments without cutting into retailers’ profits.
Before joining True Value in 2013, Hartmann served as CEO of New Zealand-based co-op Mitre 10, following nine years in business development and operational roles at Home Depot and HD Supply.
“We are honored to welcome John Hartmann as one of our keynote speakers,” said Rich Russo, industry VP for the show. “John’s extensive experience will inspire exciting conversation between retailers and manufacturers about the ever-changing hardware and home landscape. NHS will most definitely be a must-attend place for our industry to learn about trends and innovations in the hardware space and beyond!”