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LBM People in the News, January 2023

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Dave Rush, Builders FirstSource


Builders FirstSource named Dave Rush as its permanent CEO. Rush had been interim CEO in the weeks since David Flitman resigned. BFS also hired Jason Winkelmann to be an Information Technology Delivery Manager.

Christensen Lumber’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Tim Ferguson, has been promoted to President following Tom Christensen’s transition to Chairman.

Kirchner Building Centers promoted Drake Kirchner to CEO.

American Builders Supply named George Wilkins as its new SVP of Operations.

Kodiak Building Partners promoted Scott Barton to VP of National Accounts Relations. The company also named Tom Allen as President of Forest Tek Lumber, a position that also involves running two other Florida Keys institutions, Overseas Lumber Supply and Keys Mercantile.

Wilson Lumber promoted Josh Hendrickson to VP of Sales and Marketing.

SRS Distribution moved Matthew McDermott, formerly head of its Heritage Landscape Supply Group, to the new position of Chief Strategy Officer. It also named John Politis as a Branch Manager in Tifton, GA. and Jason Cobb as a Territory Sales Manager. Meanwhile, Heritage selected Steve Okelberry to be its VP for Digital Operations-Landscape and named Robert McGrane as a Branch Manager in Plymouth, MN.

84 Lumber promoted Christopher Moudy to General Manager in charge of the Kansas City Market; named Sam Harris as Manager of the Versailles, KY, branch; and promoted Amanda Fox to Social Media Manager.

Ridgefield Supply, part of US LBM, promoted Jeff Jeffries to Sales Manager.

Schoeneman's Buildings Materials selected Keith Trevillian to be General Manager.

ABC Supply promoted Mitchell Cook to Branch Manager in Annapolis, MD, and hired Wesley Moyar to be an OSR.

Erie Materials promoted Bob Viteritto to Operations Manager at its Binghamton, NY, branch.

Beacon Building Products hired Dylan Torbush to be an Assistant Branch Manager in Indianapolis.

Zach Higgins, Ambassador Supply

Ambassador Supply promoted Zach Higgins to CFO. He takes the place of Paul Gilbert, who has been put in charge of the company's culture initiatives.

Kauai Flooring & Interiors, a division of Lawrence Carpet Service, named Bill Butner as a Sales Account Manager.

Sims-Lohman Fine Kitchens and Granite picked Kevin Coleman to be Sales Manager in the Nashville, TN, market.

Lezzer Lumber brought in Mike Nagy to be an OSR.

Lansing Building Products hired Tyler Flaherty to be an OSR.

Drexel Building Supply hired Alex Mallon to be a Quarterback--Drexel's term for Account Manager.

TAL Holdings named Ken Hassett as a BIS Manager.

Big C Lumber picked Shawnee Roy to be an Employee Development Specialist.

Arnold Lumber hired Bruce Gileau to be a Training and Development Coordinator.

Stephenson Millwork hired Josh Hall to serve as a Window and Door Specialist.

Erie Materials added Nathan Town to the Inside Sales team at its Syracuse, NY, branch.

Joe Hardy, the legendary founder and longtime leader of 84 Lumber, died Jan. 7 on his 100th birthday.


Snavely Forest Products announced Clark Spitzer is its new President.

Do it Best promoted Brian Christophel to Merchandise Manager for Heating and Automotive. The co-op also hired McKenna Arnett as an IT Security Intern, Heather Cannaday as an Associate Merchandise Manager, Lisa Gamulkiewicz as an Order Support Specialist, Ahmed Hassan as a Warehouse Department Manager, Cody Klimkofski as a Software Engineer Intern, Ben Mauch as a Sales Operations Analyst, Kory Mendenhall as a Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst, Mike Ocker as an LBM Business Development Manager, Nathan Robbins as an HR Generalist, Brittany Shaw as a Consumer Marketing Specialist, John Trowbridge as a Forest Product Specialist, and Elana Zimmerman as an Accounts Payable Stock Representative.

Hood Distribution named Peter Posdziech as its Branch Manager in Hagerstown, MD.

Orgill picked Jordan Wakefield to be a Senior Category Manager-Paint & Paint Sundries.

Dealers Choice Distribution, a division of Beacon Building Products, named Dallan Eckstein to be Branch Manager of its Prairieville, LA, location.

Cameron Ashley Building Products hired Anthony Gonzales to be a Territory Sales Manager.


Huttig Building Products' Woodgrain unit announced Ken Schmitt has been promoted to Distribution COO.

TAMLYN announced that Miguel Gonzales, the company's President and COO, will succeed Tom Tamlyn as CEO when Tamlyn retires at year's end. Rusty Tamlyn will take over as Board Chairman.

BestLine Building Products selected Shawn Enoch to be its next President.

Arrow Fastener appointed David Donald as VP of Operations.

National Nail chose Jake Greiffendorf to be a Supply Chain Manager and brought in Steve Banyas to be a Regional Sales Leader.

Stanley Black & Decker chose Redmond (Roy) Keating to be its new President for U.S. Independent Dealer and Post Sales Support.

Simpson Strong-Tie selected Nicholas Algya to be a Branch Manager.

Jeff Dahdah, Versatex

Versatex promoted eight staffers: Matt Baumeister to Territory Sales Manager for Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia, Jeff Dahdah to Regional Sales Manager for Florida, Josh Diaz to Regional Sales Manager for Western New England and Eastern New York, Kris Fornuto to Regional Sales Manager for Eastern New England and Atlantic Canada, Cole Hedlund to Territory Sales Manager for the Upper Midwest U.S. states and Canada's Prairie Provinces, Benjamin Kitchens to Area Sales Manager for Southern Texas, Nick Leugers to Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf States, and Patrick MacRae to Territory Sales Manager for Atlantic Canada.

Marvin Windows and Doors picked Daryl Doehr to be a Business Development Manager.

Westlake Royal Building Products brought in Kyle Tiringer to be a Territory Manager.

Pella named Kendra Newer as a Project Manager.

AZEK Building Products selected Ben Tucker to be National and Key Account Manager in the Exteriors Division for the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Regions and Marc Merusi to be National Account Sales Manager.

Owens Corning selected Joe Kordesich to be Regional Contractor Sales Leader for the North Central area and promoted Moss Pettigrew to Sales Lead for WEARDECK products.

ASSOCIATIONS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS Epicor named Anna Hall-Klaers as a Senior Professional Services Consultant.

Anchor Peabody chose Brett Millard to be its Managing Director for Home Improvement Retail.

Christopher G. Bardasian has become CEO of Bardasian M&A Advisory Group.

ProCore Technologies brought back Lauren Rivas to be a Base Account Executive.

Suppli hired Lori J. Drake as Community Manager.

GoFor promoted Samantha Donaldson-Scharf to Director of Sales Operations and Customer-Facing Processes.

RBC Capital Markets promoted Michael Kretschmer to Managing Director-Building Products & Distribution Investment Banking.

Fahrenheit Advisors named Will Hall as a Managing Director.

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