Executive Vice President of Operations
Dent Johnson entered into the role of executive vice president of operations in October 2022. Having most recently served as the company’s vice president of merchandising, Dent continues to provide strategic direction there, as well as in the Information Technology and Logistics divisions. In this role, his focus is on driving our momentum and building on our strengths to ensure Do it Best remains the first and best choice for independent home improvement businesses.
With more than 20 years of prior leadership and supply chain experience, Dent joined Do it Best in 2018 as a divisional manager in merchandising. He worked with numerous product category teams on strategic program development, vendor negotiations, promotional opportunities, and supply chain enhancements. Assuming the role of vice president of merchandising later that year, he oversaw our hardware products purchasing, global sourcing, inventory control, category management, Alliance partner activities, and pricing teams.
Dent previously served in senior roles with Michelin Tire Corporation, both in the US and abroad. A dedicated community volunteer, he supports the United Way of Allen County, having previously served a nine-year term on its board. He also serves on the executive committee for the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana. In addition, he played an active role on the Regional Opportunities Council as part of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.