Roger Rosenthal, AHC - President and CEO


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A self-proclaimed “Problem Solver,” and certified Architectural Hardware Consultant, Roger began his journey in the Door and Hardware industry in October 1972. Roger left his role with an International Hardware Distributer and moved his family from Texas to Illinois to join the Illini Hardware Corporation Team in March 1986 in the roles of both Sales and General Manager.

Roger has proved to be an excellent communicator, leader and problem solver during his time as President of IHC.  In fact, he credits “striving for perfection, having a sense of urgency and being a problem solver” as his professional passions.

Roger states customer feedback and communication is what helps him motivate the team.  He shares, “It’s the little things in life that really make me feel proud, and that is when my employees, or even I, receive a letter or email that thanks us for the hard work we performed on a project, and that our insight and suggestions helped to bring a project in on time.  That they say their job was made easier by using Illini Hardware.”

When Roger isn’t at work, you can find him bicycling, playing golf, fishing and riding motorcycles.

Roger and his wife, Jody, have been married since 1976; he affectionately refers to her as a “wonderful and caring woman.”  Together, they share two sons, Steven and Paul.  Roger is pleased to announce that Paul has followed in his footsteps, and has recently accepted the role as Vice President of IHC.