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LBM People in the News, January 2022

Jason Blair


TAL Holdings named Jason Blair (pictured) as its new CEO. Blair previously was VP of Merchandising and Marketing at Wilco, a chain of farm and ranch stores in the Pacific Northwest.

Franklin Building Supply bestowed its CEO title on Levi Smith. He already was president. Former CEO Rick Lierz continues as Chairman of the Board.

Tibbetts Lumber promoted David Stauter to President and COO. He has been Tibbetts' SVP since 2019.

US LBM named Michael Sonderman Director of Operations at both of its Connecticut-based units: East Haven Builders Supply and Ridgefield Supply.

Builders FirstSource promoted Mark Savage to SVP for Millwork and Michael Kruse to an Area Manager role, chose Shelly Lamb to be an IT Telecom Services Manager, and hired Jacqui Hutchinson to be a Credit Analyst.

Richards Building Supply picked Tim Edwards to be National Director of Roofing.

Dave Houck has become Chief Compliance Officer at both West Coast Framing and NorCal Lumber.

Carter Lumber named Michael Kurpiel Director of Sales and Business Development.

US LBM appointed Scott W. Kougl as Manager of Process Integration & Business Application.

Heritage Landscape Supply Group, a division of SRS Distribution, named DJ Broccoli and Duane Smith as a Regional VPs.

RIS Insulation West, a division of Foundation Building Materials, named Michael Burns Jr. as a District Manager.

Erie Materials named Bill Miller as General Manager of its Utica, NY, branch, succeeding Leo Dudziak, who is retiring. In addition, Mike Maass was promoted to Territory Manager at the Utica Branch.

McCoy’s Building Supply appointed A.J. Grome as Manager of its New Braunfels, TX, branch.

Wasatch Truss picked Steven Richins to be General Manager.

L&W Supply, the drywall specialty division of ABC Supply, brought Alan Bookspan in for a management position as its South Hackensack, NJ, branch.

Beacon Building Products promoted Miguel Acevedo to Manager of its Hayward, CA, branch and Brooke Metcalf to be a Talent Sourcing Partner.

Gulfeagle Supply named Ted Brackett to a Territory Manager position.

Mead Lumber brought Bill Arterburn in to its Purchasing Department.

Wehrung's promoted Sarah Ross to Senior Accountant.

SRS Distribution promoted Cody Davidson to Staff Auditor.

Ridout Lumber, a unit of US LBM, chose Brian Ferguson to be an OSR.

Berry Lumber chose David Gutierrez to be an OSR.

Outdoor Living Supply brought in Ashley Alvarez to be a Digital Marketing Specialist.

SRS Distribution has a new Manager in Training: Jack Kowalski.

Nick Talarico


Do it Best announced it named Nick Talarico (pictured) as VP of Ecommerce and Christian Parra as Director of International Sales. The co-op also promoted Brady Brown as a Manager of Internal Audit, Richard Euckert as a Merchandise Coordinator, Jenna Grannan as a Consumer Marketing Sales and Service Manager, Betsy Harris as a Senior Financial Analyst, and Shonda O'Brien as an Accounting Coordinator. And Do it Best hired Rachel Baker as an Order Support Specialist, Amanda Siri as a Forest Products Trader, Peyton Wilson as a Accounting Coordinator, and Leila Garcia Amaral Certo, Nathan Islam and Logan Luffman as Software Developer Interns.

Orgill promoted Grant Morrow to Director of Ecommerce and named Todd Nowels as VP for Dealer Sales, Southeast Division.


Lowe's Canada named Tony Cioffi as President.

James Hardie Industries appointed Harold Wiens as Interim CEO.

Shurtape Technologies announced Vuk Trivanovic, formerly CEO of the company’s Industrial and Engineered Solutions (ESG) Groups, will become CEO of Shurtape’s global business, now including its Ohio-based Consumer & Craftsman (C&C) Group.

Quality Stone Veneer brought in Zac Webb to be COO.

The AZEK Company appointed Daniel Boss as SVP of Research and Development, replacing Bruce Stanhope, who will retire in early 2022.

Rehme Steel Windows & Doors appointed Corey Claunch to a VP role.

Tony Lutz, SVP of Elkey Interior Systems, has been named President of the company, succeeding Steve Rogers on his retirement.

Graco appointed Inge Grasdal to the newly created role of EVP, Corporate Development.

The manufacturers of SPAX engineered fasteners, Altenloh, Brinck & Co. U.S., announced that Bob Gleason has been promoted to regional sales manager in SPAX's Lumber Yard Division.

Centurion Lumber Ltd. of Canada picked David Jara to be its North American Sales Manager.

Huber Engineered Woods promoted David Schur to Senior Director of National Accounts.

Eric Velander has become an Area Manager at EMSEAL Joint Systems.

Rachel Jamison


Spencer Boggs has started a new position as Managing Director at Building Supply Direct.

SnapDragon Associates named Kalvin Fosher to a VP role.

The American Wood Council welcomed Rachael Jamison (pictured) as its new VP of Markets and Sustainability.

The Southern Forest Products Association's Board of Directors re-elected Eric Gee to serve as Executive Director.

Thomas Renner was named as an Account Executive at Mercury Marketing Communications.

Dan Servello has started a new position as an Independent Contractor on Epicor BisTrack Consultant at DMS Consulting LLC.

GreenSky promoted Jerrod Butler to VP of Sponsor Programs.

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