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True Value elects new chairman of the board

Chicago-based True Value Co. tapped Brent Burger, owner of hardware stores in Maine, as chairman of the board.

Burger replaces outgoing chairman Brian Webb, owner of Krueger’s True Value in Neenah, Wis. and Grand Rental Station in Appleton, Wis.

Burger has served on the board since 2007, sitting on the compensation and corporate governance committees. He also serves on the board of the True Value Foundation.

“Brent brings a wealth of hardware knowledge and leadership experience to our board,” said Lyle Heidemann, president and CEO of True Value. “As a local store owner and dedicated board member, I know he will provide great insights into the future growth of True Value Co.”

Burger joined the co-op in 1999. He owns and operates five Maine-based Destination True Value stores in Madison, Skowhegan, Winslow and Farmingdale, and a Just Ask Rental store in Skowhegan. Prior to joining the hardware business, Burger worked with Starbucks Corp. and TCBY Enterprises. He began his career in 1985 as the youngest TCBY franchisee in the company’s history.

Burger currently serves on two not-for-profit boards -- the YMCA/Boys and Girls Club of America and Mount Merici Academy. His leadership experience includes serving on the board of directors for the Greater Blacksburg, Va., Chamber of Commerce and positions on advisory boards for Agway Dealer Stores and TCBY franchises.

“The opportunity to serve True Value as chairman of the board and contribute to shaping the future of our organization is an enormous honor,” said Burger. “I look forward to continuing to represent our membership while helping grow True Value and meet our customers’ needs.”

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