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    Buehler’s Parent Adds 3rd Non-Family Board Member

    Directors lend ‘wisdom, experience, expertise’ to regional retailer

    E&H Family Group, parent company of Wooster, Ohio-based Buehler’s Fresh Foods and E&H Hardware Group, Inc., has added its third non-family member to its board of director in the past two years.

    “We appreciate the wisdom, experience, expertise and insight this new group brings to our board," said Dan Buehler, company president.

    Leslie D. Dunn, a native of Cleveland, is new to E&H Family Group’s board as of September. With an extensive business and legal career, Dunn was SVP of business development from 1997 through 2004 for Cole National Corp., a publicly traded specialty retailer with over 3,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada. She also served as Cole’s general counsel and secretary. Prior to joining Cole (1985-1997), Dunn was a partner in the business practice group of Jones Day law firm and prior to that, a partner in the corporate practice at Squire Sanders.

    J. Gary Raley is beginning his second year on E&H Family Group’s board. Raley spent over 30 years with the Johnson family of companies, retiring from JohnsonDiversey in June of 2006. He also served as a VP at S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., and was responsible for U.S. sales, Canada and the Caribbean. He also served as president and COO of Johnson Polymer from 2002 to 2006 until it was sold to BASF.

    Raley was also previously president of Johnson Wax Professional-North America and before that, SVP of global sales and marketing for Johnson Wax Professional. Prior to joining Johnson Wax Professional, he served as SVP of sales for Fruit of the Loom, where he was responsible for U.S. retail product sales, as well as business in Canada, Mexico and Japan, where he brought concepts of category management, VMI inventory management and combined sales and marketing teams to the apparel business. He joined Fruit of the Loom after 23 years of sales and marketing assignments at S.C. Johnson, and held every sales position in the company and had five years of brand management experience on such brands as Glade and Raid.

    Paul H. Carleton, who is also starting his second year on E&H Family Group’s board, is currently managing partner of Carleton McKenna & Co., LLC. From 1978 to 1989, Carleton held various titles at McDonald & Co., including managing director in charge of the investment banking group. In 1989, he formed The Carleton Group, which in 1993 was transitioned to Carleton, McCreary, Holmes & Co. He was senior managing director at CMH until the firm’s acquisition by KeyCorp in 1996.

    E&H Family Group operates 13 Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarket locations and nine ACE Hardware stores.

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