Bostwick-Braun Appoints Hardware Unit Leader

The distributor of hardware and industrial supplies promoted Rob Dilts to Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain.

On Jan. 26, Toledo, Ohio-based hardware and industrial supplies distributor The Bostwick-Braun Company announced the promotion of Rob Dilts to Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain for the company’s Hardware Business Unit.

Dilts is expected to oversee the hardware operations and supply chain of the company’s Ashley and West Helena locations and report directly to the President of Hardware.

Dilts also is expected to develop the Hardware Business Unit’s investments in its infrastructure, technology, logistics capabilities, best-in-class processes and employees, the company said.

Bostwick-Braun also said he will be focused on increasing the Hardware Business Unit’s fill rates, improving efficiencies in its warehouses and leveraging its transportation partnership with JB Hunt Dedicated Services.

“Rob joined the organization last year and made an immediate impact directing cross-functional efforts to reduce excess and obsolete inventory, and they’ve been excellent, ongoing successes,” said CEO Mark C. Christie. “He brings a passion for creating win-win relationships with our supplier partners and for delivering on our commitment to providing an outstanding experience for our retailers.”

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