SUGAR GROVE – Mark Driscoll, the owner of Sugar Grove Ace and Pet Supply in Sugar Grove has been elected to his first term of the Ace Hardware Corporation’s Board of Directors.
According to a news release, Driscoll was elected at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on May 18.
“I am pleased to welcome Mark Driscoll to the Ace Hardware Board of Directors,” stated Brett Stephenson, chairman of the board, Ace Hardware Corporation. “Mark’s diverse business background in retail, distribution and marketing within the grocery and hardware industry makes him an ideal addition to our board. We are fortunate to obtain the experience of an external candidate with the internal knowledge of Ace.”
Sugar Grove Ace and Pet Supply opened in 2014. Prior to Ace, Driscoll spent 38 years in the grocery business, with the last 27 of those working for Supervalu, Inc., a grocery retail and wholesale company, the release stated.
He spent the first half of his career there working with independent retailers supplied by Supervalu in the Midwest, Southeast, and then nationally and internationally. After Supervalu acquired Albertsons, he served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Jewel-Osco in Chicago from 2007 through 2008, and the VP of Operations of Jewel-Osco from 2008 through 2012.
Driscoll ended his career at Supervalu as corporate vice president of retail operations, where he oversaw more than 1,100 supermarkets across the country. He has served on several charitable boards, including the Cub Foods Charitable Foundation and the SVU Charitable Foundation.
Driscoll attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and holds an associate’s degree in supermarket management from Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota, and a mini-MBA from the Minnesota Management Institute of the University of Minnesota School of Business, the release stated.
“I am happy and humbled by the honor to represent Ace retailers across the company on the Ace Hardware Board,” Driscoll stated. “I look forward to once again having the opportunity to utilize some of my past corporate experience. I am also excited to work with the great group of directors on Ace’s Board and the Ace executive leadership team—all while continuing to operate our Ace and Pet Supply business in Sugar Grove, and continuing to serve or great customers.”
Source: The Daily Chronicle