Ace Hardware Corp. announced the appointment of Howard Japlon as vice president, general counsel and secretary. Prior to joining Ace Hardware, Japlon was vice president and general counsel at RG Steel, the a flat rolled steel company based in Baltimore, Md. He also served as senior vice President, general counsel of the North American Division and Americas at Schneider Electric, a global power, automation and control equipment manufacturer based in Palatine. Japlon earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and a bachelor's degree in economics from Fordham University.
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