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.
Chairman, CEO & President
Doug Cahill, currently serves as Chairman, CEO & President of The Hillman Group, a position he has held since September 2019. Prior to this role, serving as Managing Director of CCMP Capital Advisors and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He focused on making investments in the Consumer and Industrial sectors. Mr. Cahill joined CCMP as an Executive Advisor in May 2013 and became a Managing Director in July 2014. He brings 25 years of experience growing Consumer-focused and Industrial companies. Prior to CCMP he was President & CEO of Oreck, a Nashville-based manufacturer of upright vacuums and cleaning products. Prior to Oreck, Mr. Cahill served as President & CEO of Doane Pet Care for 8 years, a manufacturer of Pet Food and a former CCMP portfolio company, through its sale to Mars, Inc in 2006. From 2006 to 2010 Mr. Cahill served as the President of Mars Petcare U.S. Prior to Doane Pet Care, Mr. Cahill spent 13 years at Olin Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of metal and chemicals, where he served in a variety of managerial and executive roles. Mr. Cahill serves as a Board Member for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He is Chairman of the Board of The Hillman Group and has served on Banfield Pet Hospital, Shoes For Crews, Founder Sport Group, and Boys & Girls Club of Tennessee Boards. Mr. Cahill has a B.S. from Bowling Green State University where he met his wife, Terre. They have been married for 36 years and have 3 amazing children.
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.
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.
Kim Corbitt’s role of Chief Human Resources Officer has global leadership responsibility for all Human Resource functions for Hillman. Kim leads talent development processes, compensation, benefits, employee relations, recruiting, and organizational culture development. Previously Kim served as Sr. Human Resource Leader at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kim is also an active leader in community service and has a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others. She founded the non-profit organization, Girls with GRIT. Girls with GRIT is a local sports program that teaches sport fundamentals and personal development for girls entering 3rd- 12th grade.
Kim holds a MBA in Human Resources from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological/Biosystems Engineering from the University of Maine.
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.
Mr. Kraft, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is a seasoned business executive with broad experience across various industries. Prior to joining Hillman, Mr. Kraft served as the President of the Omnicare (Long Term Care) division, and an Executive Vice President, of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS), a Fortune 10 integrated pharmacy healthcare company. Prior to mid-2015, Mr. Kraft was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR), a $6 billion leading healthcare services company that specialized in the management of complex pharmaceutical care and that operated primary business segments of long term care and specialty care. Mr. Kraft holds a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from University of Dayton and is a certified public accountant in Ohio, Kentucky, and New York (inactive).
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.