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Senior Vice President - Brand & Product Development
Jim Hovis is the senior vice president of brand and product development. He is responsible for global sourcing, proprietary brands, and environmental innovation.
Jim joined the company in 1999 as rebates manager. He has held roles of increasing responsibility including associate merchant, field install manager, inventory merchant for distribution centers, merchant, global product merchant, divisional merchandise manager and, most recently, merchandising vice president for tools.
Prior to joining the company, Jim was a buyer with RSR Group, where he also spent time in operations and sales.
Jim has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Florida and a master’s in business administration from the University of Central Florida.