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Darin Workman - President and Chief Executive Officer

President and partner of The Hardware Companies in August 2014. He worked for the Ace Hardware Corporation for 17 years serving Operations, Project Management, IT and Business Development. He is a 12 year veteran of the US Navy where he held many leadership positions. He is certified in Commercial Investments (CCIM), Workforce Training, Education and Development, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Technical Management from University of Phoenix and completed Finance training program from Lake Forest College Executive program.

Terry Bennett - Controller

Controller for The Hardware Companies in August 2014. He worked for Wood Ace Hardware for 14 years in the finance department and as Controller. In addition to his finance responsibilities he led the IT and HR teams with consultative responsibilities to operations. He attended Gainesville Junior College and The University of Georgia, Finance.  Terry worked for two years with Wade E Stephenson, CPA PC in Atlanta, traveling the Southeast as an auditor and four years with Ogletree's Fine Foods in Marietta, Georgia before joining Wood Ace Hardware in 1988.  

Matt Plage - Store Manager Ace Hardware midway

Matt is a 7-year resident of Forsyth County. He is currently attending Lanier Technical College. Matt has worked in many fields including automotive repair and warehousing. He started working at Wood Ace Hardware in September of 2009. Matt became a Store Manager for Hardware Company Forsyth in August 2014.




Doug brown - Assistant STORE MANAGER ace hardware Midway

Doug is a resident of Forsyth County. He and his wife, Kym, moved to Cumming four years ago from Thomson, GA. after Doug closed his automotive repair business when he retired. He joined The Hardware Company Forsyth in May, 2015 at the Midway location and became the store manager for the HWY 20 store in February, 2017.




Ernesto Negron - Store Manager ace hardware Hwy 20

Ernesto came to Ace in 2016 as a team leader and was promoted to store manager in January 2018. Prior to Ace he worked in the restaurant industry and attended Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.



Michele Martin - Store manager Ace hardware  Suwanee

Michele began her career in retail at the Hwy 20 store in August 2014 rising to the position of store manager.in 2016. She has served in the capacity of SM, Ass SM, and training. Prior to Ace she worked in the health care industry as a delivery nurse.





MIKE SHAW - STORE MANAGER ace hardware hammonds

Mike is a 20-year resident of Forsyth County. He graduated from SWD High School and DeVry University.  Mike has worked in the building material industry for 19 years with companies such as Hughes Supply and White Cap Construction Supply. He started with Wood Ace Hardware in 2011 and became store manager for the Hardware Company Forsyth in April 2015. 




Alan is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County.  He graduated from Forsyth Central High School/Lanier Tech.  Alan has worked for Ace at the Hammonds location since 1999 and is now Manager of the small engine parts and service department at the Ace shop at Midway.