Home Hardware names replacement for Joel Marks

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware has just announced the naming of a replacement for the company’s senior hardlines VP, Joel Marks, who retired earlier this month. Rob Szekszer has been appointed vice-president, merchandise hardlines, effective June 29.

Szekszer joined Home Hardware as director, merchandise hardlines in September 2019. Prior to joining Home Hardware, he held VP and director roles at Canadian Tire Financial Services and Canadian Tire Retail.

Although Szekszer is taking the lead role on Home’s hardlines buying team, he will report to Marianne Thompson, who is senior vice-president, merchandise.

“The appointment of Rob Szekszer demonstrates the expertise and deep bench of talent we continue to develop at Home Hardware, and I have complete confidence in his ability to deliver on our business and growth strategies,” says Thompson.