Westlake Ace Hardware CEO Tom Knox has retired, and Joe Jeffries, who was president and chief operating officer, has replaced him in the role.

Westlake is a 121-store chain that is corporately owned by the Ace Hardware cooperative, which bought the company in 2013. Westlake Ace is Ace Hardware’s retail division and operates stores in 10 states. The chain has been rapidly expanding in recent years, primarily through store acquisitions.

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