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August 26, 2016 Class of 2016

40 Under 40: William E. Aubuchon, IV

PHOTO/Erika sidor 40 Under Forty winners (from left) Stephanie Weagle, William E. Aubuchon, IV, and Miriam Hyder

Aubuchon became the fifth president and CEO of Aubuchon Hardware in 2015, focused on transforming it into the most convenient hometown hardware store chain. With more than 100 stores in the Northeast, he sees growth in the next 10 years in new markets, acquisitions and organic growth.

He serves as president of Applewild School Board of Trustees and on the boards of W.E. Aubuchon Co., National Retail Hardware Assoc., Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

What will the title of your memoirs be? “The More I Learn, The Less I Know” – because being a humble, lifelong learner is worth pursuing.

Who gave you the best advice? My dad told me more than half of anything in life is simply showing up. It reminds me of General George Patton’s advice, “A good plan executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”

I prepare for the unexpected by...thinking.

If you could have dinner with any four people, who would they be? My great-grandfather, who founded Aubuchon Hardware in 1908; Pope Francis; George Carlin; my mom.

Meet the other 40 under Forty winners

Matthew Abraham - Tighe & Bond Inc. in Worcester

Kola A. Akindele - UMass Medical School in Worcester

Amanda Marie Baer - Mirick O'Connell in Westborough

Elizabeth Belliveau - Enlightened Interventions & Union Street Yoga in Worcester

Joe Bush - Worcester CleanTech Incubator

Nicholas J. Carbone - Boyle & Carbone, P.C. in Fitchburg

Christof Chartier - C.M. Chartier Contracting in Templeton

Rob Cleary - ClearCom IT Solutions Inc. in Leicester

Emily DeGray - Residential Mortgage Services in Sturbridge & Worcester

Alexander Dunn - Skyscope in Worcester

Peter Dunn - Worcester Executive Office of Economic Development

Amadeus Finlay - BlueHive Inc. in Worcester

Tiffany Gallo - Cutler Associates, Inc. in Worcester

Carly A. Gould - Reliant Medical Group in Worcester

Hawley Harrigan - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest in Worcester

Michael Herbert - Town of Ashland

Julie Holstrom - Worcester Business Development Corp.

Miriam Hyder - Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace in Worcester

Kham Inthirath - Envision Digital Group in Worcester

Isabelle Jenkins - College of the Holy Cross in Worcester

Renee King - The Queen's Cup in Millbury

Oriola Koci - Livia's Dish & Altea's Brunch in Worcester

Ryan Leary - Running Start Coworking in Worcester

D. Andrew McBeth - Green Leaf Construction in Leominster

Paul Medeiros - Easter Seals Massachusetts in Worcester

Bob Miller - Tegra Medical in Franklin

Jonathan Miller - YOU, Inc. in Worcester

Amanda Misilo - Commerce Bank in Worcester

Jasmine Jina Ortiz - Keller Williams of Greater Worcester in Worcester

Amy Peterson - DCU Center in Worcester

Katherine Pittinger - Worcester Fitness

Douglas T. Radigan - Bowditch & Dewey, LLP in Worcester

Caitlin Sargent Lubelczyk - Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester

Dr. Brian Sullivan, MD - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester

Evis Wilmes Terpollari - Veterans Inc. in Worcester

Brian Treitman - B.T.'s Smokehouse in Sturbridge

James A. Valis - Blackstone Valley Wealth Management in Hopkinton

Stephanie Weagle - Corero Network Security in Hudson

Nicole Zea - Saint Gobain Superabrasives in Worcester

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