Hillman employs more than 3,000 passionate and engaged team members across North America. Our team is focused on partnering with retailers, simplifying the hardware category and enhancing the home improvement shopping experience. Hillman team members are empowered and challenged to look for creative opportunities to build our retailers’ businesses every day.
Our team works diligently to deliver excellence in all areas of their work. We build strong relationships with colleagues, vendors and customers based on respect and trust, which inspires us to win together. We see complexity as an opportunity and find satisfaction in delivering simple solutions to a complex world through partnership. We work together as one team with one goal: putting our customers first.
Our President & Chief Executive Officer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gregory J. Gluchowski, Jr. has served as the President and CEO of The Hillman Group since September, 2015.
Previous to Hillman, Mr. Gluchowski served as President, Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPB) and a former division of Stanley Black and Decker (NYSE: SBD) which was a $1.2 billion division that included the Kwikset®, Baldwin®, Weiser®, Pfister®, Stanley®, and National® brands. In his tenure with HHI, Greg led the company through two changes of ownership while simultaneously growing sales by 50%, improving the value proposition of its core brands and more than doubling the divisions EBITDA. This was accomplished through a combination of business integration, operational optimization, organizational leadership, change management, strategic acquisitions, and innovation-led organic growth.
Prior to his leadership role with HHI, Mr. Gluchowski worked in a variety of commercial and operational positions for 14 years with the Wire & Cable Division of Phelps Dodge Corporation.
Mr. Gluchowski currently serves on the Board of Directors for Smith & Wesson, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and he is the Chairman of the Board for the South Slammers FC an Orange County, CA nonprofit youth soccer club.
Mr. Gluchowski earned a B.S. degree from Purdue University in 1988 and an M.B.A. from Indiana University-Fort Wayne in 1994. Mr. Gluchowski also completed the Global Management Program at Thunderbird University in 1997 and speaks fluent Spanish.
Tim Ferguson has worked in consumer products for nearly 20 years where he has led Market Development, Category Management, Product Lifecycle, Channel Marketing and Brand Management. Ferguson joined The Hillman Group in 2013 and was instrumental in transforming the organization’s insight, communication and strategic proposition capabilities as well as building an industry recognized best in class advantage in channel marketing. As the leader of the Home Solutions business, Tim and his team are focused on creating sustainable growth and differentiation by generating unparalleled customer and consumer experiences. Prior to joining Hillman, Ferguson led the North American turnaround of the Loctite Consumer Brand at Henkel and built the Category Management function at Duck Brand (formerly Manco). Ferguson holds a MBA from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin.
Greg Mann is Vice President/ General Manager – Industrial/Automotive. Prior to joining Hillman, Mann and his wife Gaby were the owners of All Points Screw, Bolt & Specialty Company which was acquired by Hillman in December, 2007. Mann is an experienced leader in developing a corporate culture that is flexible and adaptable to meet the constantly changing needs of customers. Mann also has extensive experience in purchasing from domestic and overseas suppliers as well as inventory management. Key accomplishments include growing All Points sales by 2,500% in ten years as All Points became the dominant supplier for hurricane hardware and accessories. Mann has also been instrumental in transitioning All Points from a stand-alone entity into a fully integrated division of The Hillman Group. Mann holds a Bachelor’s of Accountancy degree from The George Washington University as well as a Juris Doctorate from Emory Law School.
John Marshall is a tenured employee with The Hillman Group as the Vice President of Global Fastening Solutions. Over the past 28 years, Marshall has held a number of positions within Hillman beginning as a Sales Representative for Southwest Chicago and his last assignment was the Vice President of Sales. Marshall is a dedicated, hardworking leader that takes pride in delivering results. He brings a high degree of honesty and integrity to the table and is known for his critical thinking and reasoning skills. He would tell you the most enjoyable part of his job is working with his team and accomplishing their goals. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management from The University of Phoenix.
Todd Spangler is the Vice President of Custom Solutions Business Segment, leading our keys, personalization and letters/numbers and signs product categories. Spangler also leads the Tempe operations, personalization sales and marketing and overall site management. Since his arrival at Hillman in 2012, Spangler led the reorganization of the Tempe operation and engineering site and developed the Hillman Innovation Center, providing a pathway for meaningfully unique and impactful new product development.
Spangler came to Hillman from First Solar, where he led the organization’s flagship and R&D site. He was a key member of a team that grew First Solar from a small, private start-up to the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer. Prior to First Solar, Mr. Spangler served in a variety of engineering, manufacturing, operations, product management and customer service roles with Lutron Electronics and Tyco Electronics.
Mr. Spangler holds mechanical and system engineering degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and Lehigh University.
Mr. Church has served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Service for The Hillman Group Inc. since March 2007. He joined Hillman in 1995 as a Field Service Representative and has lead in various field service positions including Region Manager, Director of Field Services, Senior Director of Field Services and Vice President of Field Services. Chip has a strong passion for his team and customers. His current responsibilities include U.S Big Box Sales and leadership of Hillman’s best in class, multi-channel retail service teams.
Church studied Business Management and earned his B.A. in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mr. Church has served on the 2014 Lowe's Vendor Advisory Council as well as the 2015 Home Depot Foundation Supplier Advisory Committee.
Gary Seeds, Vice President of Sales, has over 33 years of Retail Hardware Industry Sales & Sales Management experience. Seeds joined Hillman in 1984 as a sales representative in Illinois. Since that time he has served as District Sales Manager, Western Regional Manager and Regional Vice President and led our expansion into the Canadian and Mexico markets. In his current role, Seeds leads our relentless pursuit of customer success as well as Sales Strategy development and execution throughout US and Mexico.
Glen Hamann, Vice President of Human Resources has been responsible for developing and executing talent management strategies in mid-sized manufacturing and distribution environments for over 30 years. Hamann has been instrumental in leading the Hillman Human Resource team to implement the talent management and total reward strategies developed in response to significant organic growth and growth by acquisition that has occurred since he joined Hillman in 1999.
Previously, Hamann served as Director of Distribution and Human Resources at MCM Electronics, and Director of Human Resources with The Williamson Company. Hamann holds a BA in Industrial Relations, and an MA in Human Resource Management from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife of over 35 years raised three children, and enjoy Corvette rides in the country.
Jeff Leonard is the Executive Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of The Hillman Companies, Inc. and The Hillman Group, Inc. since March 2015. Prior to joining Hillman, Leonard was employed by Baker & Taylor, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2008. From October 2006 to August 2008, Leonard was Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ Harcourt Education Group. From May 1999 to September 2006, Leonard was employed by HD Supply/Hughes Supply, Inc. in various finance roles, his last being Vice President of Operations Finance. Prior to May 1999, Leonard was Corporate Controller of Planet Hollywood, Inc. and an Audit Manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Leonard holds a Bachelor of Science, Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy, Accounting from Miami University.
Tony Morabito is the Chief Information Officer for Hillman Group, joining the company in 2011. Morabito oversees all the companies' technology activities including establishing strategy, enterprise applications, infrastructure, and operations. Morabito's prior leadership experience includes executive roles at Barnes Distribution and State Industrial Products. Morabito has significant international experience in Europe and Canada as well as exposure to a wide array of business applications. Morabito is a native of New York and earned a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University.
Doug Roberts has been the General Counsel and Secretary since 2012. His responsibilities include any and all Hillman legal matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance (including Securities and Exchange Commission reporting), contract negotiation, and litigation. Prior to joining Hillman, Roberts had 25 years of experience with law firms in Los Angeles and Cincinnati. His legal practice began with a focus on general corporate law and banking regulation issues and grew into an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public securities work (including the initial public offering of The Cheesecake Factory), international trade transactions, and capital raising (private equity and venture capital transactions).
Roberts holds a Juris Doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University and he studied International Economics at the Miami University European Center in Luxembourg. He is married and the father of two children.
Dan Smercina holds over 25 years of Marketing experience in the Retail Hardware Industry and is the Vice President of Marketing. Since his arrival at Hillman in 2005, Smercina reorganized the Marketing department to create a flow of new and innovative products, developed impactful customer promotions and increased the Company’s brand awareness. His current responsibilities include Channel Marketing, Marketing Communications, Brand Management, Digital Marketing and eCommerce. Smercina is also responsible for the Company’s Customer Service departments in Cincinnati and Tempe, Arizona.
Prior to his experience with Hillman, Smercina served as the Vice President of Marketing for Newell Rubbermaid’s Shurline division and Vice President of Marketing for Ingersoll-Rand’s Schlage Lock. He began his Marketing career with Fortune Brand’s Moen Faucet group. Smercina holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kent State University and is a native of northern Ohio. He is an avid motorcycle rider, father of two children and husband to his wife of 30 years.
Glen Steinbrunner is the Vice President, Engineering leading R&D and quality engineering efforts focused on delivering world class innovative fastening, hardware, key machine and engraving kiosk product lines since 2015. Steinbrunners's previous experience includes Black and Decker where he led a $430M global power tool accessory business with the charge to deliver best-in- class products. Steinbrunner holds a Master in Business Administration, Marketing from Loyola University Maryland and a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Rick Buller is the Vice President of Distribution responsible for several large facilities within the United States and assists with the Canada operation as needed. As the distribution leader, Buller promotes Customer Service as the key measure of success with the distribution team. This team has the responsibility of shipping 5,000 orders daily to a wide variety of retail customers in the Hardware and Home Center space. Buller is extremely proud of achieving 40 years of service with the Hillman Group in May of 2016. Buller began his career as an hourly associate, manually packing products into retail selling units, and subsequently was promoted to several executive positions throughout his career.
Thom Giangrande is the Vice President of Global Supply Management responsible for demand & supply planning, global sourcing domestically and in Asia, and leads a Cincinnati-based packaging facility of 300 employees. Thom has a 40-year career in supply chain management, which includes demand planning, supply planning, purchasing, negotiation, plant management, warehouse and transportation. Thom is described as dedicated, energetic, focused, a detailed-oriented individual, a developer of people and a builder of organizations. Prior to joining Hillman. Giangrande held positions as an Associate Director of Distribution, Associate Director of Planning and Plant Manager at Mead Johnson Nutrition. Thom received his BBA, Quantitative Business Analysis from Cleveland State University.
Tim Williams is the Vice President, Logistics & Operations Support with over 15 years of experience in finance and operations management. Tim joined Hillman in 2015 as Vice President of Finance where he was responsible for corporate oversight of the FP&A function. Prior to Hillman, Tim held management roles for various multinational companies including XPO Logistics, Greif Inc., and BP. He received his Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Akron and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Scott Ride is the Chief Operating Officer of Hillman Canada since 2015. Ride is leading business transformation and overseeing day-to- day operating activities and business performance for 700+ employees across 4 manufacturing facilities, 7 divisions and 10 distribution centers. Ride is a results-achieving senior leader with 20+ years of documented success at directing and driving revenues, growth and business performance. Previously, Ride has held positions at Husqvarna Group, Electrolux, Maytag, Onyx, Canon Canada and Royal Canadian Golf Association. Ride holds a BA, Business/Marketing from Bishop's University and a DEC, Commerce from CEGER - John Abbott College.
Richard Paulin is President of H. Paulin & Co., a division of The Hillman Group Canada ULC and Vice President Global Business Leader - Industrial Solutions. Paulin has been with Hillman since their acquisition of H. Paulin in 2013. Paulin’s current responsibilities include developing and growing the Industrial and Automotive Aftermarket businesses across North America. For nearly 40 years, Paulin has been a leader and innovator in the Fastener and Retail Hardware businesses by leveraging his extensive business relationships in Asia, Europe and Canada. He has been President of the Canadian Fastener Institute; a member of the Government Relations committee of the Automotive Industries Association; and recently was named to the Canadian Retail Hardware Hall of Fame. Paulin is a lifelong native of Toronto, Canada and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and his MBA from York University.