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Hickory Hardware Names Three Key Sales and Marketing Executives

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Hickory Hardware™, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of decorative and functional hardware, announces the addition of three key executives to their sales and marketing teams. The new appointments are Jon Valsvik as first vice president of retail sales, and David Fields and Tina Payne Hunt as channel marketing managers. Valsvik comes to Hickory Hardware after 21 years as the director of national accounts for Andersen® Windows, where he focused on the company's Home Depot® relationship. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Financial Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and lives in the Nashville area with his wife and three children. Fields joins Hickory Hardware following his position as senior research director of GfK, a global market research and consulting firm. Fields also worked for Thomas Nelson Publishing and Lifeway, where he directed strategic marketing and market research. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville. Fields lives in Springfield, Tennessee with his wife and daughter. Hunt comes to Hickory Hardware with 10 years of experience in brand management at Newell, Inc. and Fruit of the Loom. Most recently, she managed marketing in data and technology businesses, Provisio, a Nashville start-up company, and Elsevier Life Sciences. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from Belmont University. She lives in Nashville with her husband and three children. About Hickory Hardware: Hickory Hardware™ brings together some of the finest hardware companies in the world - Belwith International, Faultless Caster, Keeler Brass Company, Madico and Wright Products. The company designs, manufactures and markets decorative and functional hardware to the retail, wholesale distribution, and OEM furniture and cabinet maker markets under the brand names Belwith International, Faultless Caster, Keeler Brass, Madico, Period Brass, and Wright Products. For more information, visit www.hickoryhardware.com.

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