From left — Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA & Ace Sales and Dealer Support at Lowe’s Canada, Rex Millard, owner of Ace Building Centre Vanderhoof. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof businessman wins lifetime achievement award

A Vanderhoof business owner has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rex Millard, owner of Ace Building Centre Vanderhoof was given the award during a gala held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

“What I’m most proud of is family. My personal immediate family, my work family, and my customer family. I love you all and I’m here to say thank you,” said Millard.

“I think that’s what makes us successful. My staff, my customers, the vendors who support us, the whole Ace Canada team, you are all my family, and I really appreciate all of you,” he added.

This recognition celebrates the life’s work of a member of the Ace Canada affiliated dealer network aged 50 or older who has spent their career in the home improvement industry, showing outstanding leadership in building strong and sustainable business, as per an Oct. 25 media release.

During the event, there was not a dry eye in sight when Rex Millard walked on stage to receive the award, stated the release, adding that while he received his award there was a touching video where his family and colleagues paid tribute to him.

Millard grew up working in his father’s farm equipment store before turning it into a building centre.

“Rex is the kind of dealer who brings people together,” said Phillipe Element, vice-president, RONA and Ace Sales and Dealer Support.

“For him, building a sense of community and helping customers always comes first, and other dealers look to him for leadership and help with joint purchases. In addition to being a team player, he supports his fellow Ace dealers to the benefit of their local communities. Rex is a talented entrepreneur who has a daring vision for the future of his business,” he added.

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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