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  • Meet Grommet's Ace Field Team

    The Grommet Wholesale is excited to announce that we have expanded our Ace Field Team to better assist Ace Stores. Grace Wilson manages multi-chain stores, Alex Ferrero manages Mid-West & West Coast stores, and Zack Williamson manages East Coast stores. To learn more about the team check out their bios below.

    From left to right: Zack Williamson, Alex Ferrero and Grace Wilson

     

    Grace Wilson joined The Grommet in 2016 and worked with Ace retailers from the beginning of The Grommet and Ace Hardware’s partnership. She helped develop the Grommet display program, partnered with Ace Corporate Innovation buyers on selecting products for the RSCs, and worked with Makers on getting their products into the RSCs. Over the past year, Grace focused on working with Ace stores as the Key Account Manager. She is excited that Alex and Zack joined the team this year and she will now work with Ace multi-store chains that have five or more stores. Grace grew up outside of Boston, and played lacrosse at William’s College. In her free time, she likes visiting craft breweries, skiing, and traveling to new places.

     

    Alex Ferrero started at The Grommet in 2014 where he helped structure the wholesale customer support experience and define the position’s responsibilities. Last year, he took on the promotional product industry where companies could buy Grommet products with their logos printed on them. This year, Alex will focus on midwest and west coast stores to ensure the continued growth and success of The Grommet and Ace partnership. Alex grew up in New Hampshire but went to college in Durango, CO. He graduated from Fort Lewis College and was a part of the collegiate cycling program. He loves riding bicycles and you can usually find him on the road or on local mountain bike trails every weekend. Alex enjoys working hard, but playing hard too – Orlando here we come.

     

    Zack Williamson joined The Grommet in 2016 as a member of The Discovery Team. During this time, he focused on the Electronics, Technology, Outdoor, Hardware, Toys, Games, Men’s Accessories, Fitness, and Pet categories. After 2.5 years of finding products for The Grommet’s retail site, he’s taking on a new challenge with The Grommet Wholesale Team overseeing the Eastern Division. A Massachusetts native, Zack is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he spent four years as a coxswain on the Varsity Men’s Rowing Team. An avid skier, he tries to spend as much time as possible on the slopes during the winter. He also enjoys cooking, cocktails, traveling, and building things in his garage.

  • In the World of Main St. Retail, It's War

    ‘You need to differentiate or you die.’

    On the front lines in hometowns around America, 5,000 independently owned Ace Hardware stores are waging this war. It’s the very same fight we’ve championed for Makers, inventors, and entrepreneurs from day one.

    Last year, we joined forces with Ace in the struggle, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s a strategic alliance that, as in any war, can be key to turning the tide.

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