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LBM People in the News, January 2023

Updated: Jan 10

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,