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LBM People in the News, April 2023

Stephen Herron, Builders FirstSource


Builders FirstSource appointed Stephen J. Herron (right) as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the Company’s nationwide operations. As part of that shift, BFS promoted Mike McCrobie to President of the East Division. BFS also selected Brian Elmore to be a Sales Manager in its Deck & Fence Division, chose Breaux Castleman to be a Commodity Forest Products Buyer, hired Kevin Thompson as a Sales Manager, named Nick Hardy as an Estimating Manager, and brought on Gabi Lopez as a Human Resources Manager.

Beacon appointed Mark Ricci and Steve Artz as Regional VPs and named Ben Eddy as a District Manager.

TAL Holdings promoted Vernon Shallenberger to VP of Sales and Operations and Dana Cowart to VP of Technology and Acquisition Integration.

Mead Lumber hired Brent Evans to be a Center Manager in Spearfish, SD.

Vision Door and Millwork chose Clarence Best to be a General Manager.

Carter Lumber hired Jeremy Patrick as an EWP Supervisor and named Kim McCourt as a Kitchen & Bath Designer.

Wilson Lumber promoted Jesse Whitaker to Director of Millwork Operations and Jackie Crutcher to Director of Truss Operations.

US LBM promoted Michael Pritikin to Senior Lumber Buyer for South Central, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic Regions. It also named Brian Jackson as HR Director for the West Region, picked Lauren Urich to be a Corporate Recruiter, named Rosalyn Devane-Conza to an Item File Analyst position, and chose Dina Evans to be a Regional Millwork Buyer.

Foundation Building Materials chose Christopher Lonsberry to be a Branch Operations Manager, Arthur McGinnis as a Purchasing Manager, Terence Schaefer as a Sales Rep, and Michael Mucciolo as a Branch Manager.

Carpenter Contractors of America, a division of Kodiak Building Partners, named Howard Gauger as VP of Component Design and promoted Chris Diedrich to Truss Engineering Manager.

Arrowhead Building Supply's newest Branch Manager is Jim Eilers.

Erie Materials promoted Jason Thoryk to Operations Manager at the Syracuse, NY, Branch and brought in LeSean Salerno as an Inside Sales Rep.

84 Lumber's newest Design Manager is Peter Yeshulas. In addition, the company brought in Zachary Young as an OSR and Michala Cancilla as a Sales Coordinator.

SRS Distribution promoted Kyle Best to Assistant Manager of the Frederick MD, branch.

Croft Lumber announced the appointment of Nate Buczek to its Kitchen & Bath design team.

Mike Flores, The Detering Company

The Detering Company announced Mike Flores (left) has joined as General Manager. He'll be responsible for Detering's new lumber facility in Houston. The company also selected Daniel Durski to be its CFO.

West Coast Lumber chose Owen Nostrant to be its Director of Process and Continuous Improvement and named Jordan Wilson as a Dispatcher.

Building Industry Partners, the investment firm behind Southeast Building Supply Interests and West Coast Lumber, named Toni Burke as its Head of Strategic and Investor Relations.

Foxworth-Galbraith, a division of US LBM, named Dan Villarreal as a Market Manager and chose Craig Thompson to be a Yard Foreman/Dispatcher.

Talbert Building Supply brought in Joe Cloutier to serve as General Manager of Talbert's Asheboro, NC, location.

Gulfeagle Supply promoted Rachel Vogler to Talent Acquisition Manager.

Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply of Wilmington, NC, hired Gabriel Matthews to be its newest OSR.

National Lumber brought on Jim Goodman to be an OSR.

Berry Lumber's newest OSR is Joseph Montgomery.

ABC Supply brought in Miranda Roberts to be an Inside Sales Rep.

L&W Supply, the drywall division of ABC Supply, named Ryan McLaughlin to manage its Springfield, MA, branch.

Paul Thorne, LMC


LMC promoted Paul Thorne (right) to VP of Business Development.

United Hardware Distributing Co. announced Chad Ruth is its new President and CEO.

Emery Jensen Distribution appointed Donnie Dockery as SVP of Sales.

Do it Best hired Scott Becher and Troy Guthmiller as Territory Sales Managers and William Tobin as an Outbound Member Services Specialist.

Manufacturers Reserve Supply welcomed Kevin Bucco as its new South Jersey Territory Manager.

Associated Materials named Jonathan Harvey as General Manager for the Georgia and Tennessee markets.

Capital Lumber chose Jimmy Bittner to be a Sales/Product Manager for Commodities.

Palmer-Donavin promoted Jordan Post to Director of Production Operations and Patrick Gorman to Production Supervisor.

PrimeSource Building Products named Mark Hindes as a Regional Operations Manager.

Novatech Distribution Group chose Dave Amato to be its National Business Development Manager.

BlueLinx hired John Hiatt to serve as a General Manager and Kendra Jones as a Safety Director.

Orgill hired Robert Klein as a Sales Specialist.

Weekes Forest Products chose Mike Struebing to be a Sales Rep.

Taiga Building Products brought in Ken Mills to be an OSR.


ABI Windows picked David Decker to be its new COO.

Jeld-Wen named Michael A. Leon as its SVP and Chief Accounting Officer.

Weyerhaeuser promoted Wendy Minichiello to VP for EWP Sales.

Kreg Tool brought in Davis Rowe as its Chief Revenue Officer.

Envision Outdoor Living Products promoted Zane Vinson to Western Division Manager and hired Adam Caplinger and Jarrod Moore as Southeast Division Manager and Business Development Manager, respectively.

Cornerstone Building Brands named Matt Gibson as its Marketing Director.

Boise Cascade picked Jeff Dracup to be its West Region Sales Manager.

MI Windows and Doors named Jason Anderson as its Midwest Regional Manager.

FAMCO took on Keith Juhola as Director of Sales.

Simpson Strong-Tie named J.T. Babe as a Regional Sales Manager for Building Technology.

Marvin chose Lauren Linder to be a Digital Product Manager, hired Calvin Friedrich to be a Market Insights and Analytics Manager, and promoted Erin Hermann to Senior Product Manager.

Alside named Mitchell Ghezzi as a Territory Sales Manager.

Atlas Roofing brought on David Carswell as a Territory Manager.

Tamlyn brought in Carla Ornelas and Jeff Rosell as Regional Sales Managers.

Capital Forest Products took in Karl Feucht for a sales position in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Moehl Millwork tabbed Eric Slay to be a General Manager.

Reeb Millwork hired Burke Huff as an Exterior Production Supervisor .

Westlake Royal Building Products selected Johnny Zamora to be a National Sales Manager and aded Sal Vaccarino to its Consulting and Training Team.

Amesbury Truth selected Gerardo Carreon to be Director of Distribution and Transportation.

StreetBond Pavement Coatings, a GAF product line, named Holley Rounds as an Account Manager.

Huber Engineered Wood hired Will Contento to be its Business Development Manager for the Northeast.

Western Window named Dirk Myers as a Sales Manager.

International Timber appointed Kerry Wardle as its new Head of Marketing.

Tamlyn chose Dorothy Whitten to be a Regional Sales Manager.

Woodgrain chose Mike Shaner to be aTerritory Sales Manager.

Envision Outdoor Living Products made Joe Stubler a Regional Sales Manager.

Parksite named Matt Fisher as a Manager of Manufacturing.

East End Cedar selected Russell Fogg to handle sales in the Southeast.

Trusscore's newest Regional Area Manager is Paul Sbragia.

Rinnai America hired William Riley as a Territory Sales Manager.

Moen chose Billie Senzek-Walker to be a Territory Manager.

Quikrete's Custom Building Products named Tim Bergin as a Commercial Sales Manager.


Procore Technologies brought on Max Cannon as a Capital Sales Manager--Sales Development Team member and Robert Burkhardt to be an Implementation Manager at Procore's Levelset division.

John Burns Research and Consulting added Eli Gilbert to its Houston Consulting team and

Conner Faught to its Western Consulting team. The company also promoted Elizabeth LaJeunesse to Senior Manager.

The recruiting company SnapDragon Associates hired Luke Huntley.

ConstructConnect promoted Kendall Jones to Senior Manager, Content Marketing.

Jim Moody, longtime head of the Construction Suppliers Association, is transitioning out of the regional LBM group to become a Family Business Advisor at his new company, Open Aperture Advisors.

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association announced its new leadership team. Serving as Board Chair will be Emily Videtto of Pella. Outgoing Chair Steve Tourek of Marvin became Immediate Past Chair. Jeff De Lonay of Kolbe Windows & Doors is the new Vice Chair/Treasurer.

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