True Value Company Names Lars Hybel, Vice President, International

January 07, 2015

CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2015 – True Value Company, one of the world’s largest hardware cooperatives, today announced the appointment of Lars Hybel to vice president, International, effective Jan. 12, 2015.

Hybel has a wealth of experience leading multinational and global teams, having worked for more than 15 years at Electrolux. Since 1999, he has held a number of international leadership roles in small appliances and homecare products, including an assignment at the global head-office in Stockholm, Sweden. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager, global business unit, Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems, leading the transition of three regional operations to a global matrix organization, and successfully coordinating the first mass-channel entry in Canada, driving significant market share gain.

Prior to joining Electrolux, Hybel held various international positions for Newell Rubbermaid, Federal Signal Corp. and Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Company.

“As we focus on our strategic plan, the expansion of our international presence is a key initiative. Lars brings a strong track record of profitable sales growth worldwide, global team leadership and a diverse cultural perspective that will help drive the company’s growth,” said John Hartmann, True Value President and CEO. 

True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world's largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives. The True Value cooperative represents independent retailer locations worldwide with retail sales in their communities totaling approximately $5.5 billion. Store identities include True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply. Additional information on True Value Company and its retail identities is available at