Andrew Gemmen is president and co-owner of Gemmen’s Home and Hardware in Hudsonville. The business was founded by his grandfather, Al Gemmen, in 1955 and is part of Ace Hardware Corp., the world’s largest hardware retail cooperative, based in Oak Brook, Ill. He officially joined the family business in 2000 after gaining experience outside retail hardware by working in concrete construction and for Art Van Furniture and Target Corporation. He holds a business degree from Central Michigan University. He was elected to the RIC board in 2016.