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LBM People in the News, February 2022

Peyton Ritter, Triple R Brothers


Peyton Ritter (right) has been named president of Triple R Brothers, a company established in 1947 by Ritter's great grandfather and that today encompasses Ritter Lumber, Ritter Forest Products, and Montalbano Lumber.

Beisser Lumber named David Ling as its new President. Former President Kim Beisser will remain active at the company. Beisser also promoted Ben Richter to Sales Manager of the company's Grimes, IA, branch.

Kodiak Building Partners named Kelly Fox to the nearly created the position of SVP of the General Lumber Group. Fox previously was Operating Company Leader for Frontier Building Supply and Builders Alliance as well as President of Kodiak Building Partners Northwest.

Bradley Cunningham was promoted to President of Ridout Lumber, a division of US LBM.

Thrifty Building Supply announced that Richard Cooper has become the new President and CEO. Cooper succeeds Mark Evans, who is retiring.

Brand Vaughan Lumber named Brad Ballard as President and George Scott as Director of Operations.

Russ Wilson, Wilson Lumber

Wilson Lumber gave co-owner Russ Wilson (right) a new role: Director of Engagement, where he will be responsible for customer, employee, and supplier engagement. Meanwhile, the company's Director of Continuous Improvement, Jerry Pilman, has taken on the additional title of Director of Procurement.

Magbee Contractors Supply named Mike Price as a VP in charge of truss operations.

Professional Builders Supply promoted Bret Cornett to Raleigh-Durham Market President.

Big C Lumber promoted Ben Chambers to VP of Operations-East and Scott Foley to VP of Operations-West.

Arnold Lumber brought in Chris Beagle to serve as Operations Manager.

Disdero Lumber promoted Mark Kleps to VP of Sales.

Karpp & New England Gypsum named Steve Joyce as Purchasing Manager.

Beacon Building Products named David Holden as Sales Director for North Texas and picked Don Chadderdon to be a Branch Manager.

SRS Distribution promoted Brad Roth and Jay Ealley to Branch Directors in Oklahoma City and Raleigh, N.C, respectively John Politis to an Assistant Branch Manager role in Tifton, GA; Caleb Small to a Territory Manager position based in Spring, TX; Joseph Beals to National Account Manager-Multi Family; and Chelsea Rundberg to Account Manager.

Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc., a division of SRS Distribution, named David P. Warren as VP of Marketing.

Lansing Building Products picked David Jackubowski to be Operational Excellence Manager and Colby Beckman as a Midwest-based Regional Manager.

Builders First Source promoted Barry Gregory to Director of Millwork Operations, Kyle Schnitz to Outside Sales Representative and John Jurcak to a Director's role.

Gulfeagle Supply picked Philip Orapello to be Regional Manager for Pennsylvania.

84 Lumber promoted Chase Vidra to General Manager of the dealer's Springdale, OH, branch.

ABC Supply named Nick Spadaccini to a Purchasing/Inventory position, hired Brian Burzich and Laura Weeks to sales positions, and named Jeremiah Jarboe as manager of its newly opened branch in New Braunfels, TX.

Nick Popma, L&W Supply

L&W Supply, a division of ABC Supply, announced that Nick Popma (left) has been named the Business Manager (Interiors) for L&W Supply’s West Region.

US LBM named Jordan Smieja to a Senior Accountant position and hired Thomas Hamilton as a Sales Manager.

Hines Supply named Christopher Lee as Sales Manager.

TW Perry chose Tim Giles to be an Area Sales Manager.

East Haven Builders Supply named Krystal Lugo as Marketing Manager.

Erie Materials announced Mike Wyskida joined the Syracuse, NY, branch as an Inside Sales Representative, while Neil "Buck" Farber took on the same job at Erie's Utica, NY, branch.

Lowe's named Andy Christiansen as District Manager.


Do it Best promoted Greg Fuller to VP of Sales and Business Development. He succeeds Nick Talarico, who was recently named VP of e-commerce. Do it Best also promoted Jon Barnes to EDI Computer Communication Specialist, Jakob Bowden to Associate Industrial/Commercial Account Executive, Tanja Brown to LBM Sales Support Coordinator, Angela Nevers to LBM Sales Support Supervisor, Christian Parra to Director of International Sales, Rick Rivera to WMS Implementation and Optimization Manager, Jasmine Sumling to Retail Tech Support, and Jake Willison to Software Engineer. And the co-op added these people to its team: Maddison Berlin as a Staff Accountant, Kaila Branfield as an Accounts Receivable Representative, Hilary Hauguel as a Data Analyst, Sheyenne Manning as an Advertising Service Representative, Jordan Montgomery as a Forecasting Operations Manager, Tysha Schurr as a Data Engineer, Karissa Shepherd as a Talent Acquisition Specialist, Korrey Short as an LBM Sales Support Officer, and Diana Smith as an Outbound Member Services Coordinator.

LBM Advantage named Daniel Vilardo as a Millwork Department Manager and picked Craig Dunnum to be a Midwest Member Sales Manager.

Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation picked Jonathan Benhaim to be a Buyer of Commodity Building Materials.

BlueLinx Holdings announced the appointment of Kevin Alan Henry as Chief People Officer, Sean Dwyer as Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, and Seth Freeman as VP of Marketing and Communications.

Ace Hardware appointed Chris Beall as Operations Manager.