National Hardware Show Appoints New Lead for Attendee Programs

National Hardware Show.
National Hardware Show.

Norwalk, CT (November 30, 2015)—Reed Exhibitions announced today that John Shields has joined the National Hardware Show team supporting the brand’s attendee programs and extending its strong relationships with hardware and home improvement professionals.

John Shields comes to the National Hardware Show with over 30 years of experience in the industry from MSA, the Hunter Fan Company, Servistar Corporation and Stanley Hardware.

“I am excited to bring my industry experience to the National Hardware Show team where I can assist in exceeding the expectations for both the attending and exhibiting customers. I am ready to continue my industry involvement, especially with this annual event, our industry Show, where we come together to be educated, make new business contacts, view new products and renew old friendships” says Shields.

Rich Russo, Vice President of the National Hardware Show said “We are thrilled to have John on board—his many years of experience in the hardware industry and with the Show as a member of our Advisory Board will allow him to play an integral role in the future direction of the Show. He will help to create programs to best support our buyers, suppliers and all hardware industry professionals for years to come.”

John will kick off his role visiting key attendees and industry events to learn more about their upcoming needs and how the National Hardware Show can continue to evolve to meet those needs. John can be reached at

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