2018: Following the retirement of Sean Macy at the end of April, Bob Hodan became President of Canadian dealer group Basics Office Products, following a short stint as its EVP earlier in the year.
Prior to joining Basics, Hodan was President of ACCO Brands Canada, a position he had held since 2012. He first began his career in the office products industry back in 2003, working for Canadian OP supplier Hilroy.
The Basics group was founded in 1976 when several independent OP dealers got together to pool their resources and buying power, with the idea that they could each grow their businesses and become dominant forces in their markets without sacrificing their independence or responsibility to their local communities.
Today, Basics Office Products’ membership includes 110 dealers from over 65 different locations across Canada.