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World and Main, LLC announced Jan. 22 that it has filled seven key positions in its organization to support the execution of its business strategy in 2016.
“World and Main continues to strengthen our team to support our new vision for the company,” stated Don Devine, president and CEO of World and Main. “A strong team is a critical element in our ability to establish World and Main as a leading national distribution company serving the independent hardware retail, wholesale distribution and national retail channels. It will enable us to deliver on our brand promise of delivering simplicity and facilitating success.”
Small joined World and Main as CFO as of Jan. 4 with responsibility for all finance and information technology functions of World and Main, LLC. Prior to joining World and Main, Small was CFO and executive vice president of finance for Arrow Sheds Holdings, LLC, which was recently purchased by Shelter Logic, LLC. Small has also held executive finance positions with Advance Publications and American Standard Brands. Small holds a M.S. in Accounting from Pace University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts. Small is a certified public accountant and a Six Sigma green belt.
Burstein joins World and Main with focused sales and channel responsibility in the supermarket, national drug account retailers, and large chain convenience stores. In his new role, Burstein will focus on expanding the company’s Helping Hand brand nationally with wholesale grocers, food and drug retailers. Burstein brings successful and strong experience in various key sales executive positions, with his most recent position as regional vice president of sales and key accounts with West Coast Novelty. Burstein holds a B.A. in Psychology from Ithaca College.
Grunewald joins World and Main in this newly created role. Grunewald has a proven record of customer growth and sales success with Sprint Nextel and most recently, as the vice president of sales for Home Depot Supply, and its Renovation, and Fabrication Division.
Allard will lead the strategic planning, management and performance of the home and housewares product categories across all channels. Allard was director of marketing for The Faucet Queens, Inc., which was acquired by World and Main in 2014. Most recently, Allard was senior product manager for Medline Industries, Inc. Allard is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in Communications Studies.
Arhontoulis will be responsible for brand management, creative services and communications programs for all World and Main operations. Arhontoulis brings international brand marketing management experience from her previous position as global marketing manager for Shipco Transport. Arhontoulis is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickenson University with a B.A. in Computer Art and Design. Arhontoulis is fluent in Greek and English.
Gearing was promoted to this newly created position with responsibility for all information technology and services for World and Main. Prior to this position, Gearing was vice president, IT for Handy Hardware and previously held various senior management positions with ADP. Gearing holds a B.A. in History from the University of Houston and served honorably in the United States Navy.
Dunne has been promoted to this position and will direct and manage the company’s ecommerce vision, strategy and business operations to deliver top line growth and support improving brand awareness for the company’s portfolio of owed brands. Dunne joined the company in 2014 when World and Main acquired The Faucet Queens where she had worked for the previous 10 years. Dunne holds a B A. in Management Leadership from Judson University.