Delegate Profile

John Hartmann

Job TitlePresident & CEO

Company NameTrue Value Company


John Hartmann has more than 20 years of corporate experience at the senior executive level, with 16 years spent in the hardware and home improvement sector. Hartmann joined True Value in 2013 and led the company through the creation and implementation of a strategic plan focused on critical reinvestments in the business to drive growth and profitability for True Value Company and the independent retailers it serves. Most recently, he led the company through a change in ownership to unlock over $200 million of shareholders’ equity and establish True Value as the only hardlines wholesale distributor with a globally recognized brand and no stock requirement.

Conference Sessions

  • NHS Opening Keynote: Unlocking True Value

    May 07, 2019, 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM, NRHA Village Stage

    Join us for our Opening Keynote at NHS (immediately following opening ceremony) with John Hartmann, President & CEO of True Value Company. In 2018, True Value r...

    • Language: English
  • The Presidents Council Special Presentation

    May 08, 2019, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM, N253

    Two lively presentations at the National Hardware Show featuring John Hartmann, President & CEO of True Value Company, and Heath Ashenfalter, EVP & Chief Mercha...

    • Language: English


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