Venhuizen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ace
Hardware Corporation. Venhuizen, 45, is a 22-year
veteran of Ace. Prior to this role, Venhuizen most recently
served as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Venhuizen joined Ace within the marketing department in 1992.
After serving a number of roles both in corporate and the field
within marketing, category management and merchandising,
Venhuizen was promoted to Manager of Marketing in 2000, where he
oversaw Ace’s brand strategy, customer relationship management
initiative, e-commerce and consumer research, among other
duties. In 2004, Venhuizen became Director of Business
Development where he led Ace’s aggressive growth strategy and
implementation. In 2006, Venhuizen was promoted to Vice
President of Business Development. In 2008, Venhuizen served as
Vice President, Business Development, Retail Training and
International as Ace launched Ace International Holdings to
expand brand licensees around the globe. In 2010, he was
promoted to Executive Vice President where he oversaw Ace’s
supply chain, IT, international and strategy.
Venhuizen currently serves as a Director on a number of boards
including the Mark Morton Memorial Foundation, Ace International
Holdings and Ace Retail Holdings. He is a graduate of Trinity
Christian College. Venhuizen holds a Bachelor of Science degree
in business administration with a marketing concentration. He
resides in the western suburbs of Chicago.