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Sunshine Ace Hardware President Michael Wynn recognized as FGCU’s 2018 Alumni of Distinction

FGCU's 2018 Alumni of Distinction Michael Wynn with his familySunshine Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that its president, Michael Wynn was recently recognized for his exemplary personal accomplishments, outstanding professional achievements and heartening humanitarian service, earning the prestigious “Alumni of Distinction Award” presented by the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Alumni Association during its 2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony.

The Alumni of Distinction, the highest and most prestigious recognition bestowed by the FGCU Alumni Association, is awarded yearly to one graduate who has distinguished themselves professionally and personally and has demonstrated sincere dedication to their alma mater.

A native of Naples, Wynn, who graduated from FGCU in 2005 with a master’s in business administration, truly stands as a model for his dedication to his industry, employees and community, upholding the tradition of FGCU excellence through his exemplary leadership and accomplishments. Wynn has led his family’s chain of Ace Hardware stores since 2005, continuing the company’s tradition of focusing on its model customer service, remarkable employee development initiatives and philanthropic community efforts.

As a local family-owned business, Sunshine Ace Hardware cares deeply about the progression of its employees and the community that has supported the company for many years. Scott Hamblen, chief merchandising officer for Sunshine Ace Hardware, believes that FGCU’s recognition shows the continued success of Sunshine Ace leadership, and the foundation that Sunshine Ace was built on: a strong company culture and a focus on customer service and community involvement.

“Michael Wynn is a phenomenal example of a leader who has grown exponentially in both his personal and professional life, and it is amazing that he is being recognized for his accomplishments by his alma mater,” Hamblen said. “We are so proud and honored to have a business leader that continues to set and exceed his personal and professional aspirations, and continuously seeks ways to give back to the community. Michael not only seeks ways to honor our company’s founding pillars professionally but, he also seeks ways to embed them into his personal life, and that is certainly a phenomenal leader, one so deserving of this recognition.”

About Sunshine Ace Hardware

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Florida with eight locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit www.SunshineAce.com.


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