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LBM People in the News, Early May Edition

Christine Stroh Ready, Beacon Building Products


Beacon Building Products named Phillip McCullum as Market Manager for California; Brian Wanke as Branch Manager in Howell, MI; Jim Boothe as Branch Manager in Akron, OH; Victor H. Morales Fuentes as Commercial Sales Center Manager; and Justin Steele and Chase Adams as Sales Managers in Jefferson City, MO, and Kansas City, MO, repectively. In addition, Binit Sanghvi was named as Head of Investor Relations, Christine Stroh Reddy (right) was named EVP and General Counsel, while EVP and HR director Christopher Harrison left the company.

Builders FirstSource named Matthew Jeffries as a Market Manager; J.D. Ferguson as a General Manager for yards in Hurst and Frisco, TX; Shawn Sigafoos as Load Planner; and Jessica Stroud as Area Credit Manager.

Jack Mackin was named president of Concord Lumber Corp.

84 Lumber named Clint Vance as a Manager in the Baltimore-Washington region and James Petty as Operations Manager at 84's Summerville, SC, yard.

Nick Brady has become a Co-Owner at Big C Lumber. He had spent the previous 29 years as Big C's VP of Human Resources.

Gillman Do It Best Home Center promoted Jake Hanford to Manager in Sales Training Development.

Mark Jackson has been named Sales Manager at Carpenter Contractors of America, a division of Kodiak Building Partners.

SRS Distribution named Sean Boles as VP of Fleet and New Branch Expansion. The company also promoted Nicole Libbert to Branch Manager in the Evansville, IN, market; Melida Flores Robles to Branch Manager in Burbank, CA; Sarah Bloise to Learning and Organizational Development Specialist; and Christine Mockenhaupt to Regional Operational Controller.

ABC Supply promoted James Jurkas to Managing Partner. He has managed ABC's Fort Myers, FL, branch since 2014.

L&W Supply, a unit of ABC Supply, named Nick Makar as its branch manager in Chicago and Kevin Nicholas to fill the same position in Mechanicsville, MD.

Mark Hayes, Forest Tek and Overseas Lumber

Mark Hayes (left) was named president of Kodiak Building Partners units Forest Tek and Overseas Lumber, both located in the Florida Keys.

Paul Arner was named to an Inside Contractor Sales position at Your Building Centers.

Shur-Way Building Centers promoted Ryan Westervelt to Store Manager in Vancouver, WA.

Daryl Morrow has become Director of Training and Policies at RoMac Building Supply.

Rosen Materials, a division of US LBM, promoted Andy Cathey to Area VP for Business Development.

Bedrosians Tile and Stone named Jim Benson as Branch Manager in Tucson, AZ.

Bob Brechlin was named General Manager at Raymond's Building Supply in Wolcott, CT.

Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber named Joel Franks as an Outside Sales Representative, while Craig Thompson was appointed to a job as a Night Supervisor.

Espy Lumber brought on Rob Caison as Outside Sales Representative.

Brandon Samulewski has started work as Inventory Manager at Kempsville Building Materials.

US LBM promoted Aviv Hadad to Human Resources Market Manager and Yancey Bennett as Senior Analyst for Mergers and Acquisitions.

McCoy's Building Supply named Tonie Garcia manager of its Del Rio, TX, branch.

A-1 Roof Trusses hired Jerry Vulgaris to be VP of Sales & Marketing.

Mike McDole, who recently retired as head of sales at National Lumber, has become a sales consultant at Michael McDole LLC.

Robert "Barney" Wagner, who as owner of Washington state's Arrow Lumber and Hardware made sure there was a piano in every store, has died.


John Spencer was hired to be a General Manager at BlueLinx Corp.

Fencing Supply Group named Andrea Hogan as CEO and Jeff Cook as EVP of M&A and greenfield.

Chris Johnston was picked to be a Branch Manager at Building Material Distributors Inc., working out of Dunn, NC.

Paul Ryan, LMC


LMC named Paul Ryan as its new president and CEO, succeeding John Somerville, who is retiring.

Do it Best promoted Gary Loosle as Warehouse General Manager, Alex Moore as an Associate Merchandise Manager for Paint & Paint Supplies, and Ronda Yenna as a Computer Operator. Among its hires were Mike Carey, Ryan Ellis, and Robert Spaulding as Forest Products Specialists. Also hired were Emma Galloway as a Talent Acquisition Specialist, Heather Baumgartner as a Payroll Coordinator, Josh Kennedy as an Application Developer, Lauren Mungovan as a Human Resources Generalist, Rick Rivera as an IT Business Analyst, and Ronnie Thomas as an Associate Merchandise Manager in Power Tools.

Gary Nackers (left), and Russ Kathrein (right), Do it Best

Do it Best also announced that Russ Kathrein will succeed the retiring Gary Nackers as VP of LBM.

John Ehrig, WCLBMA


The West Coast Lumber and Building Material Association named John Ehrig (right) as its new executive director.

The Southern Forest Products Association promoted Eric Gee to Executive Director.


Duration Moulding and Millwork recently brought in industry veteran Robert Torino as national sales director.

Simpson Strong-Tie named David Carnes as Regional Sales Manager for Building Technology.

Georgia-Pacific promoted Kemp Miller to Lumber Sales Director.

Boral's Stone Division named Mike Maddern as Senior Regional Sales Leader.

Mitch Lewandowski joined Euroline Steel Windows & Doors as sales director.

Specialties Direct appointed Thomas Gliniecki as a VP.

The new staffing manager at New Castle Building Products is Sean O'Neill.

Fortress Building Products promoted Tim Sandlund to marketing director.

Robinson Lumber promoted Chad Hammonds to manager of its Southern Yellow Pine Division.

Brandon Gelatka was promoted to Managing Partner at RYKIN IT-Information Technology Services & Solutions for Business.

Paul McRae has taken on a sales role at Langdale Forest Products.

Tropical Forest Products picked Matt Barnes to be Director of Sales.

Scott Campbell has started as Office Manager at Grand Roofing Supply.

Building Products Inc. named Eddie Holzem as Director of Sales-East.

Kirk Vincent is a new Plant Manager at Great Lakes Forest Products.

MMI Door promoted Jim Micka to Director of Sales-East.

Marshall Welch was named Global Digital Brand Manager at MiTek.

Marvin promoted Bonnie Gergely to Senior Marketing Cloud Specialist.

Jeff Dill was picked by Shelter Forest International to be Executive Director/Northeast Sales.

Rust-Oleum hired Mat Krantz to be a National Account Executive in the Roofing Division.

Andrew Frazier was named Southeast Regional Sales Manager at Mullican Flooring.

Wes Taylor has become a Territory Sales Representative at KDL Enterprises.

FastenMaster named Nikki Long as Director of the Structural Business Unit.

Rolando Figueroa started a new position as Channel Manager Specifier at Metal-Era LLC.

Sprenger Midwest brought Adam Fischer in to its purchasing and sales departments.

Boise Cascade said Frank Elfering, VP & General Manager of Western Region Operations for the Building Materials Distribution division, left the company as of April 30.

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