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Do it Best Hires Hufford as Director of Strategic Initiatives

On May 20, Fort Wayne, Ind.-based distributor Do it Best announced Jared Hufford has been hired as director of strategic initiatives.

A retail hardware industry veteran, Hufford has a wealth of experience including sales, industrial distribution, sales operations, and sales management.

Hufford started working at Do it Best in 2004 as a project leader, rising within the company and serving in leadership roles including director of e-commerce for store operations and Epicor engagement, and director of INCOM distributor supply. Throughout his career, Hufford has helped the company drive growth and increase efficiencies.

“I’m honored and excited to lead Do it Best into its next chapter of growth and success,” said Hufford. “With a rich history in the wholesale industry and a steadfast commitment to excellence, I’m ready to leverage my experience in sales, retail, and distribution to drive our company forward. Together with our dedicated team, I’m confident that we will continue to innovate, adapt, and thrive in the ever-evolving market landscape.”

In his most recent position as director of e-commerce for store operations, Hufford was responsible for managing the Epicor relationship and providing services to Do it Best members. In his new role, Hufford returns to the sales side of the wholesaler’s business., and he will oversee the Retail Performance team and the implementation of the inventory productivity analysis tool.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jared Hufford back to sales as the director of strategic initiatives,” said Do it Best Vice President of Sales Greg Fuller. “His extensive knowledge of the industry, combined with his exceptional leadership skills, will undoubtedly drive our sales efforts to new heights. We look forward to his continued contributions and success in this important role.”

Hufford has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Franklin University and master of business administration degree focused on organizational leadership from Ohio Dominican University.

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