Aubuchon Company adds new role—Chief People Officer EVP
Experienced leader Jillian Montmarquet will oversee expanded
investments into Aubuchon’s people and culture.
August 8, 2022, Westminster, MA — As growth accelerates, the Aubuchon Company commits to keeping people first by adding a new senior leadership position—Chief People Officer EVP.
Montmarquet brings more than 15 years of organizational growth experience to the Aubuchon Company. As Chief People Officer (CPO), she will focus on what has always set the Company apart, its people. The role will drive growth by expanding ways to serve team members in doing their best work while also strengthening company culture as Aubuchon continues to expand. Since 2021, Aubuchon has acquired nine stores, four brands and has entered two new states.
“We are excited to welcome Jillian to the Aubuchon Company. She is a business-focused HR leader with a proven track record of success in building high-performing organizations,” said William E. Aubuchon, IV, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Her deep subject matter knowledge, strategic thinking, and engaging interpersonal style will help us realize the full potential of our family business by focusing on what really makes the difference, our people.”
Montmarquet joins the Aubuchon Company from WMK, Inc (owners of MobilityWorks and Driverge Vehicle Innovations). She started in 2012 as Director of HR, setting a foundation of growth with 12 stores. She was promoted to Vice President HR in 2016 as stores grew to 50. Four years later, Montmarquet assumed the Chief Human Resource Officer role as stores exceeded 100. She brought a full spectrum of expertise in this role, including talent management, performance management, recruitment strategy, and organizational design.
“Our purpose is to serve those who depend on us and build on our heritage with passion and humility, “said Aubuchon. “Jillian is the type of leader that will bring sincere passion and humility to serving our people. The result will be even stronger employee engagement, customer loyalty, and the continued growth of the Aubuchon Company as a buyer-of-choice for the best hardware stores and brands in the country.”
Montmarquet will fill the new role on August 15, 2022.
About the Aubuchon Company
Founded by William E. Aubuchon, Sr in 1908, the Aubuchon Company is the oldest and largest family-owned hardware store chain in America. Now in its fourth generation, the purpose of the Aubuchon Company is “to serve those who depend on us and build on our heritage with passion and humility.” The Aubuchon Company will soon operate 110 stores in 8 states, predominantly under the “Aubuchon Hardware” brand, but also including “Lyndonville Hardware & Lumber” in Lyndonville, VT, “Village Hardware” in Alexandria, VA, “True Value” in Bucks & Montgomery Counties, PA, “Cornell’s Hardware” in Eastchester, NY, and soon “Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply in Bristol, VT. The company’s mission is to build up the strongest group of local hardware stores and brands across the country. For more information about the Aubuchon Company, visit aubuchon.company. To shop online, visit hardwarestore.com.