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Jayne Seagrave will take over as president of the Worldwide DIY Council, effective May 1. Seagrave will take over for past executive secretary Donald Droesch, who is retiring from the Council.
Seagrave is marketing director of the Vancouver Tool Corp. She holds a Ph.D in Criminology and is an active speaker and author. She has been a member of the council for more than six years and served on the board from 2007 to 2010. She is the first woman to hold the position and also the first Canadian to do so.
“We're delighted to have persuaded Jayne to take the helm," said Bill Marsheck, vice chairman of the board. "She is well known to many of us in the home improvement industry and brings to the position not only the experience of a North American manufacturer with firsthand international sales experience, but is also well respected amongst her Canadian, United States and European peers. We expect her charismatic personality, energy and enthusiasm will inject a totally new dynamic into our organization.”
The Worldwide DIY Council is an organization comprised primarily of American and Canadian manufacturers selling to the consumer, commercial and industrial hardware markets with an interest and commitment to grow their export business. Members range from young entrepenurial firms to well known, market-leading companies and brands.