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LBM People in the News, April 2022

Damien Katzenmeyer, Beacon

DEALERS Beacon Building Products announced that Damien Katzenmeyer (left) has been appointed VP of Fleet while Alvin Cung has been appointed VP, Northwest Region for the West Division.

US LBM's Breckenridge Building Center named Dennis Rogstad as a Senior Regional VP.

Beisser Lumber promoted Ryan Boes to Manager, responsible for the Iowa-based company's Estimating, Design & Engineered Wood operations.

Foundation Building Materials has brought in Josh Eversole to be Director of Digital Operations.

Canada's Home Hardware Stores hired Marianne Thompson to become Chief Merchandising Officer.

Builders Warehouse chose Craig Edington to become Director of Procurement.

Lansing Building Products named Michael Bosco as West Regional Manager.

SRS Distribution promoted Mike Hertel to Director of Fleet Operations and Taylor Greuter as manager of its Southern Shingles branch in Lawton, OK.

Guy C. Lee Building Materials chose Lewis Conner to serve as General Manager of its recently acquired E.W. Godwin's Sons store in Wilmington, NC.

ABC Supply promoted Greg Booth to Managing Partner.

Start-up West Coast Lumber named Carlos Gonzalez as its VP of Sales.

Northwoods Lumber of Blackduck and Bemidji, MN, has hired Orlando Alamano as its new General Manager.

Big C Lumber chose General Managers for several of its Indiana branches: John Roy in Fort Wayne, Rob Springs in Cromwell, and Jason Wehri in Kendallville.

Builders FirstSource promoted Brad Olson to General Manager of its Prescott Valley, AZ, branch and named Aaron Frank as an OSR.

Michael Nesladek has joined Schacht Mill Works as a sales and marketing officer.

Gulfeagle Supply announced the promotion of Billy Quinley to Gulf Coast Regional Manager and said Joe Knippel has become Southeast Regional Manager.

US LBM promoted Jim Sullivan to VP of Commodity Products and brought on both Peter Dever as a commodity trader of OSB and plywood and Michael Pritikin as a commodity trader.

US LBM's Deering Lumber picked Derek Hayes to become a Location Manager based in Maine.

Warner Robins Building Supply picked Chuck Mailloux to be VP & General Manager.

84 Lumber appointed James Sams to serve as a Fleet Manager, Sean McCormick as an Operations Manager, and Gregory Pamachena as a Sales Coordinator.

Tibbetts Lumber named Dave Adkins as Regional Truss Manager.

Interstate + Lakeland has brought Robert DeVylder Jr. into its purchasing department.

Outdoor Living Supply hired Adria Cheney to be a Regional Human Resources Manager.

Nation's Best Holdings named Juliana Restrepo as as Operations Associate and Matt Yakel as a Senior Systems Administrator.

Carter Lumber promoted Dennis Slamka to Design Manager.

Orgain Building Supply brought in Ronnie Horton as a Regional Sales Manager.

National Lumber chose David Pelletier to be an Area Manager.

Compass Building Products named Emmett Carey as a Sales Account Specialist.

Gary Collins is a new Outside Sales Specialist at Windows & Beyond.

Hancock Lumber has a new Kitchen & Bath Designer: Kelly Packard Donnell.

Joshua Teteak, BlueLinx


BlueLinx brought in Joshua Teteak (left) to serve as Chief Supply Chain Officer

Do it Best promoted Mike Miller to the position of Director of Merchandising Strategy and Execution. He had served most recently as Merchandise Manager for Plumbing. In addition, Do it Best promoted Thomas Lacy to Territory Sales Manager, Howard O'Neal to Division Manager of Lumber, Ignacio Poncio to International Product Development Manager, Jeff Ridgeway to Paint Merchandise Manager, and Amy Walker to Supplier Engagement Specialist. And it hired these people: Lynett Bakehorn as a Merchandise Coordinator, Lori Cardelli as a Stock Representative, Brandon Criddell as an IT Systems Administrator, Allison Flatjord as a Director of Ecommerce, Danielle Gonzalez as a Merchandise Coordinator, Tom Leonard as an IT Business Analyst, Andrew McDermitt as a Senior Software Engineer, Haley Miller as a Merchandise Coordinator, Chris Snyder as an IT Business Analyst, and Phil Zook as an Accounting Specialist.

LBM Advantage hired Joe Burlison as VP of Southwest Operations. He will help set up an LBM Advantage branch office in Houston

Blish-Mize hired Hilario Serrano as a Territory Sales Representative.

U.S. Lumber named Mike Barone as a Market Development Specialist.

Gretchen McClain, Huber


Huber Corp. announced that Gretchen W. McClain (right) has been named President & CEO. She succeeds Mike Marberry, who has retired.

Epicor named Lisa Pope as President.

Terrence “Terry” Horan has been named president and CEO of STIHL Inc. His resume includes stints as President of DAP Products, The Master Lock Company, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation North America, and Dremel Power Tools.

Envision Outdoor Living Products promoted 10 staff members: Cory Panak to Director of Manufacturing Operations, Travis Scott to Director of Supply Chain and Logistics, Rick Gebhart to Senior Director of Sales, Chase Moritz to Director of Marketing and Communications, Brandon Brummett to Decking Operations Manager, Bill Fanning to Maintenance and Reliability Manager, James Walker to Maintenance Supervisor, Tim Claypool to Lead Automation Tech, Hilary Wetzel to Customer Experience Manager, and Jeremy Hill to Logistics Supervisor.

Lacerta Group picked Scott Lassonde to be its new CFO.

Lowe’s promoted Brandon Sink to EVP and CFO, effective April 30.

Jennifer Thayer was picked to become SVP at STG Logistics.

Reynaers Aluminum named Mitch Lewandowski as Chief Commercial Officer.

Arrow Fastener promoted Taiwo Akinyemi to VP of Finance and Accounting. Arrow also named Tom Overacker as its new Director of Distribution and Warehousing.

Koppers hired Stephen Lucas to be VP of Company Culture and Engagement.

Ethan Kabler has become Operations Director, Distribution/Systems at MMI DOOR.

Zachery Westfall has become Regional VP of Sales for the South at Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.

Structurlam appointed Jason Trenn as the company’s VP of Manufacturing and Operations for its new production facility in Conway, AR.

Fortress Building Products named Josh Willis as Director of Global Sourcing & Supplier Management.

Joel Boyd launched a new business: Performance Roof Systems +EXTERIORS

Bill Warfield II joined Benjamin Obdyke as a Regional Sales Manager.

TopBuild hired Diana Berger to be an AR Manager.

Brian Baker is the new Director of Marketing at Brava Roof Tile.

Trex promoted Neb Jovanovich to Director of Sales-Central.

National Nail hired Chad Hoeksema as an Inside Sales Leader.

PDQ Manufacturing named Chad Kuepker to a Regional Sales Manager position.

UFP Industries hired Michael Crowel as a Designer.

Art Steinhafel, the president of Cornerstone Building Brands' U.S. Windows and Doors operation, has died.

Mark Hall, Buildxact


Buildxact named Mark Hall (left) as its new VP of Strategic Enterprise Accounts.

John Beeken, retired VP of Masonite, joined the JIAN Group.

Zonda chose Todd Tomalak to serve as Principal of its Building Products operations.

The National Hardwood Lumber Association announced Dallin Brooks is the organization’s new Executive Director.

For the last 10 years, Dallin has been the Executive Director of the Western Wood Preservers Institute.

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