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LBM People in the News, August 2022

Travis Hendren, GMS


GMS promoted Travis Hendren (right) to COO. He had been President of GMS' Canadian operations. In addition, GMS named Leigh Dobbs as its new Chief Human Resources Officer, effective Sept. 6.

US LBM promoted Steve Short to SVP of Supply Chain. The dealer also brought on Tracy Maynard as a Human Resources Market Manager and hired Tony DeLuzio as National Category Manager for Gypsum and Metal Framing.

Aubuchon Company named Jillian Montmarquet as Chief People Officer and EVP.

Dartmouth Building Supply promoted Jim Reardon to VP of Purchasing.

Outdoor Living Supply has brought on David LaCroix as its new VP of Sales and named Ryan DeLong as Branch Manager of its Back Yard Living subsidiary in Abington, MA.

Parr Lumber named Tom Johnston as a Regional Operations Manager.

Builders FirstSource promoted Kevin Nice Jr. to Area Manager and hired Scott Gerhart as an Inventory Control Specialist.

At 84 Lumber, Bailey George has become an Operations Manager.

Contract Lumber selected Joe Walker to be a Regional Operations Manager.

Ganahl Lumber promoted Jaeson Fikse to General Manager.

Musselman Lumber, a division of US LBM, promoted Jason Brunick to General Manager and named Jason Hobbs as Sales Manager.

Birte von Schwarzenfeld, Beacon

Beacon announced the appointment of Birte von Schwarzenfeld (left) as SVP, Commercial Solutions. In this newly created strategic role, she will be responsible for the company’s Commercial business serving non-residential roofing customers. In addition, Beacon appointed Eddie Bowers to be its Regional Sales Director for the Southeast.

Gulfeagle Supply hired Chris Bingle to be a Branch Manager.

Kapers Building Material picked John Arehart to be a Sales Manager.

Guy C. Lee Building Materials named Lewis Conner as General Manager.

TAL Holdings LLC appointed Travis Garner as an Inventory Manager.

SRS Distribution promoted Greg Jessup to Director of Integration and Elllen Stanton to Senior Manager for Training and Development. The company also moved Evan White into a branch manager position.

Building Industry Partners brought in Jeff Cook as an Operating Partner.

The West Division of US LBM's Meeks Lumber subsidiary named Dave Houck as its new Director of Safety.

Erie Materials announced that Brian Kinney has returned to its Utica, NY, branch as an Inside Sales Representative.

Ryan Heine, Do it Best


Do it Best promoted Corinne Beer to Associate Merchandise Manager for Plumbing and Arron Enyart to Inbound Compliance Coordinator. The co-op also hired Ryan Heine (left) as Director of Brand Integration, Justin Hogle as a Retail Technical Support Specialist, Chris Pangborn as a Forest Products Trader, Ty Sordelet as a Director of Warehouse Operations, Greg Talbot as a Territory Sales Manager, Jacob Villines as an IT Systems Administrator, and Nancy Young as an Order Support Specialist.

Palmer-Donavin's new Director of Business Analytics is Josh Miller.

Cameron Ashley Building Products named George Flora as a Distribution Center Manager.

IDI Distributors named Andrew Chamberlain as a District Manager.

DW Distribution hired Clarissa Riess-Browning to be a Product Specialist.

U.S. Lumber's newest Sales Manager is Jason Ramaley.

BlueLinx appointed Eric Mayfield as a National Account Executive and named Bill Lecorchick as a Product Specialist for Outdoor Living.

Boise Cascade named Chad Montgomery as a Branch Manager.

Russin Lumber hired Mike Catalina as an OSR.

Dealers Choice Distribution has brought on Lonnie Kvasnicka as an OSR.

ACE Hardware hired Lyle Allen to be a Paint Business Development Manager.


TAMKO Building Products promoted Jeff Beyer to COO. Succeeding him at CFO is Prithvi (Prith) Gandhi.

Jeld-Wen has a new Interim CEO--Kevin Lilly, formerly the EVP and CEO--who moved up when Gary Michel resigned as Board Chair and CEO. David Nord is the new Board Chair.

Floor & Decor Holdings promoted Trevor Lang to President. He had been EVP and CFO.

STRASSER, a manufacturer of high-quality luxury vanities, hired Jeff Meehan as its new president.

Ben Skoog, RISE Building Proudcts

RISE Building Products brought on Benjamin Skoog (rise) to be its VP for Sales and Marketing.

RoyOMartin announced that Natalie Martin Monroe has been named VP of Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Operations.

The Toro Company announced that Margeaux M. King has joined the company as its top human resources officer. King succeeds Amy E. Dahl, who continues to serve as VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

MiTek appointed Neil Faulkner to Senior Product Manager--Supply / Panels / Cassettes.

Culpeper of Athens hired Robert Collette to be a General Manager.

Allura Fiber Cement Products named Ted Brackett as a Territory Sales Manager.

National Nail chose Troy Fye to be its Regional Sales Leader for the Midwest.

Simpson Strong-Tie hired Erik Ostensen to be its Director of Sales for Canada.

Evermark picked Jimmy Coltharp to be VP National Sales for Stair Parts.

Combilift named Conor Trainor as a Corporate Account Manager.


The Lumbermen's Association of Texas announced that Peyton Ritter, president of Ritter Lumber, is the new President of the LAT Board of Directors. In addition, Chris Rivers, President at Parker’s Building Supply, and Cason Shrode, CEO at Cassity Jones Building Materials, joined LAT’s Executive Committee as Second VP and Sergeant at Arms, respectively.

The World Millwork Alliance has a new Director of Membership: Denise Peske.

Kevin Mayer has started a new position as Managing Principal at Construct Advisory.

Matt Schultheis has co-founded a new company, HaulR Logistics, and serves as its COO.

The Healthy Building Network hired Boma Brown-West to be its Chief Growth Officer.

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