House-Hasson names VP of Operations of Transportation and Warehousing

Posted: February 28, 2024
Category: Industry News

House-Hasson Hardware has named Wayne Walls vice president of operations in charge of warehousing and transportation for its 450,000-square-foot Knoxville operation.

“With technology constantly changing, Wayne’s experience and knowledge makes him the right person to head this vital area of service to our dealers,” said Steve Henry, House-Hasson, president and CEO.

Wayne Walls, has a 36-year professional history in logistics, including positions at Procter & Gamble, Kraft, and GEODIS.

His most recent position was serving as a regional general operations manager at True Value Company, where he managed the largest distribution center in the company’s network.

Under his leadership, said the firm, the center achieved cost reductions and efficiency gains, and earned the company’s Pinnacle Award for the best on-time delivery record.

“We’re focused on dealer profitability, and everything we do in our warehouses has to be a best practice to make sure we’re meeting our goal of serving our independent hardware store and lumberyard dealers,” said Henry.

House-Hasson describes itself as America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor. The Knoxville warehouse, which Walls oversees, is the company’s largest. A second warehouse is in Prichard, West Virginia.

“Anyone familiar with independent hardware and lumberyard retailing knows that House-Hasson is a major force in the industry,” Walls said.

“The company gained this reputation by thinking, planning, and working to improve its dealers’ ability to sell to their customers. We’ll continue to make improvements in our processes, procedures, and technology to benefit our dealers. We win when they win,” said Walls.

Walls is also experienced in engineered labor standards, warehouse management systems and warehouse layout.

He is a Greeneville, Tennessee, native. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Indiana University. He is also a certified management accountant.

“We wanted the best to head our Knoxville operations, and we found him,” said Henry.