Hickory Hardware Names Three Key Sales and Marketing Executives

Hickory Hardware™, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of decorative and functional hardware headquartered in Portland, Tenn., has announced the addition of three key executives to its sales and marketing team. The new appointments are Jon Valsvik as first vice president of retail sales, and David Fields and Tina Payne Hunt as channel marketing managers.

Valsvik comes to Hickory Hardware after 21 years as the director of national accounts for Andersen® Windows, where he focused on the company's Home Depot® relationship. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Financial Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and lives in the Nashville area with his wife and three children.



Fields joins Hickory Hardware following his position as senior research director of GfK, a global market research and consulting firm. Fields also worked for Thomas Nelson Publishing and Lifeway, where he directed strategic marketing and market research. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville. Fields lives in Springfield, Tennessee with his wife and daughter.



Hunt comes to Hickory Hardware with 10 years of experience in brand management at Newell Inc. and Fruit of the Loom. Most recently, she managed marketing in data and technology businesses, Provisio, a Nashville start-up company, and Elsevier Life Sciences. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from Belmont University. She lives in Nashville with her husband and three children.

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