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LBM People in the News, June 2022

Wendy Radtke, US LBM


US LBM announced that Wendy Radtke (right) has joined the company’s executive leadership team as EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. It also named Mike Muir Jr. as a Supply Chain Manager and promoted Christine Lavoie to Continuous Improvement Manager.

Truckee Tahoe Lumber picked Amanda Crabtree to be its new CFO.

Herrman Lumber promoted Brian Lewis to Director of Operations.

Sunpro promoted Steven Broadbent to VP.

Goldsboro Building Supply promoted Chip Phillips to Director of Sales and Marketing.

ABC Supply promoted Steven Money to Pacific Northwest District Manager and T.J. Neil to Rocky Mountain District Manager..

Beacon Building Products picked Carlos Perez to be a New Jersey-based District Manager and hired Chery Mapp as an Accounts Payable Specialist II.

Builders FirstSource appointed Kira Kaefer as a General Manager Manufacturing and promoted Andrew Joseph and Chris Ballard to General Manager positions in the Atlanta and Hendersonville, NC, markets, respectively. In addition, Jen Terjeson was named as Market Business Manager in the Puget Sound region; Mike Roadt has joined as a Sales Representative in Germantown, WI; Donald Milburn was promoted to Director of Continuous Improvement; and Cory Joslin started work as a Training Specialist.

Kodiak Building Partners announced that John Dadderio and Blayne Patrick were recently promoted to the Co-President positions at Specialty Appliance, based in Denver. They fill the positions left by the promotions of Greg Ulvedal and Kirk Dryden when those two became the Co-Presidents of the Interiors Group for Kodiak.

SRS Distribution promoted Jacqueline Medina to Regional Inventory Manager, named Ivan Perez as a Regional Manager, and brought on Gerardo Ureno to be an Assistant Branch Manager.

Foundation Building Materials hired Steve Taylor as U.S. Manager for Complementary Products.

McCoy’s Building Supply announced that Rob Perrone had been promoted to Director of Merchandising – Hardlines and Lisa Barrett will be the Director of Store Planning & Visual Merchandising.

Messco Building Supply promoted Dale Hammond to General Manager.

Brand Vaughan Lumber, a division of US LBM, promoted Trevor Muse to General Manager.

84 Lumber hired Augustas Johnson as a Window Operations Manager based in Fort Myers, FL.

American Roofing Supply named Noah Hoover as an Operations Manager.

American Builders Supply promoted Bradley Crowe to Assistant General Manager.

Carter Lumber promoted Lauren Stephenson to HR Generalist.

Peter Lumber has brought in Tyler Sheehan as a Sales Associate.


Do it Best named a new National Sales Manager: Jason Hanegan. The co-op also promoted Maggie Radyn to Merchandise Manager for Safety and General Merchandise and Korrey Short to Associate Forest Products Trader, and it made these new hires: Kyler Bourne as a Human Resources Intern, Tyler Hiatt as an IT Security Intern, Jake Longardner as an Associate Merchandise Manager for Paint and Paint Supplies, Cameron Messman as an Internal Auditor, Andy Meyer as a Warehouse Department Manager, Joe Stuber as a Database Administrator, Scott Thomas as a Stock Representative, Haley Ulmer as a Consumer Marketing Specialist, Trey Villagomez as a Digital Marketing Content Creator, Jason Kretschmer as a Warehouse General Manager and Elena Westerman as an Ecommerce Customer Service Representative.

House-Hasson Hardware named a new VP of Merchandising: Jason Rasmussen.

Woolf Distributing named Todd Carlson as its new Purchasing/Millwork Buyer.


Biewer Lumber promoted Mike Burley to Sawmill Sales Manager.

Top Notch Distributors added Jim Lewis to the Outside Sales Team as the Mid-South Territory Manager.


Stanley Black & Decker added the CEO title to Donald Allan Jr. He already was President and CFO.

Doug Rende has been named CEO of North American Specialty Laminations, a profile wrapping and manufacturing company that's part of Building Industry Partners.

Associated Materials announced the appointment of James Drexinger as CEO. Drexinger most recently was CEO of American Construction Source, now part of US LBM.

Briggs & Stratton announced that Kristina Cerniglia has joined the company as SVP and CFO.

Jeld-Wen promoted John T. Krause to SVP and General Manager for North America. Krause succeeds Daniel Castillo, who is leaving the company.

Apex Tool Group appointed William A. Burke III to SVP and President of North American Hand Tools.

Avon Plastics named Ryan Guggenberger as its new CFO and added Steve Campbell as Territory Sales Manager for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.

Signature Door promoted Denny Nixon to VP of Sales & Marketing.

PPG announced that Joe Gette has been named VP, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary.

Western Forest Products brought in Justin Stayton to be Field Marketing Manager for Texas.

Reeb Millwork named Marcel Chehade as its new Director of Sales-North.

Key-Link Fencing & Railing named Sally Brownlee-Christman to a new position as Outside Sales Manager.

VERSATEX Building Products reported the arrival this spring of six new Market Development Specialists: Peter Bondo, based in Long Island, N.Y.; Patrick Bouchard, serving customers in Quebec; Austin Jordan, assisting dealers and distributors in the state of Maine; Alex Kapres, covering western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio; Zachary Archer, covering South Central Texas; and Shane Harrington, covering Eastern New York. In addition, Brian Lasinski has joined the Marketing Team at VERSATEX as Marketing Communication and System Specialist.

Boise Cascade named Rick Halfmann as Senior Strategic Projects Manager..

Great Lakes Forest Products hired Kirk Vincent to a new position as Inventory Manager.

Culpeper Wood promoted Eddy Longshore to Outside Sales/Director Continuing Education.

Wild Hog Products named Bill Gaita as its new Eastern Region Account Manager.

SEM Products brought in Rebecca Chisolm to be a Customer Service Supervisor.

Steel Construction Services hired Dustin Hazel to be an Outside Sales Representative.

Roseburg Forest Products hired Lindsay Robidoux as National Account Manager and Jose Jesus Lopez Maldonado as its new Sales Analytics and Markets Insight Manager.

IKO North American named Mark Okland as Product Manager, focusing on the management and sales growth of IKO Commercial Hyload single ply membranes and HyKote coatings.

Polyguard Products named Joe Barrow as Architectural Division Leader.


Ben Hughes is a Co-Founder and Partner at Blue Ridge Construction Capital, while Casey Rentch has become a Managing Partner.

Yesler Building Materials Marketplace promoted Stephen Huson to VP, Sales & Marketing.

Zonda has named Matt Samson as a VP for Advisory Services. Samson was an executive at Harvey Building Products before becoming a consultant.

Epicor promoted Graham Rigby to Regional VP.

DMSi Software promoted Jared Plucknett to VP of Customer Services.

Robbin Lindsay has created R. Lindsay Sales Solutions, where he is Principal.

Levelset, a division of Procore, promoted John Weirich to Sales Director-Mid-Market & Strategic.

The American Institute of Architects appointed Nina Patel as Director, External Relations.

Paul Dean, a former executive at LBM Advantage and MaterialsXchange, has become President and CEO of the BrainForest Project at The BrainForest Think Tank and Consulting Services.

After more than three decades in construction supply, Michael Bettencourt has become the new owner of Pacific Paradise, a cannabis dispensary in Arcata, CA.

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