John W. Herbert

General Secretary EDRA/GHIN


John W. Herbert has spent more than 40 years in the Home Improvement business.

He was the Managing Director of Knauber (a family-owned DIY chain in Germany) for 17 years, after which he spent a short time in the US as President of the Home Depot’s EXPO Design Center West Coast. From 2002 until 2008 he was joint Managing Director of the BHB, the German Home Centre Retailing Association.

Since 2004, John Herbert has been the General Secretary of EDRA/GHIN. Nowadays, he also serves as Chairman and Co-Founder of the Global DIY Summit.

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