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LBM People in the News, March 2023

Pat Moretti, Ricci Lumber (Kodiak Building Partners)

DEALERS Kodiak Building Partners promoted Pat Moretti (right) to President of Ricci Lumber.

Frontier Building Supply, another part of Kodiak Building Partners, promoted Chance Hull to Manage its Friday Harbor, WA, branch.

Parks Building Supply & Interiors named John Quast as its new President.

Randall Bros. Lumber revealed that Gregg Mizerak will become the company's President effective April 1.

Haywood Builders Supply, part of Southeast Building Supply Interests, promoted Danny Wingate to President.

Hancock Lumber has a new CFO: Florian Knappe.

84 Lumber promoted Dave Rumbaugh to VP of Logistics. The company also has a new Director of Inventory--Brian Kelly--and it named Peter Yeshulas as a Design Manager while promoting B.J. Hebenthal to Director of Contract Purchasing.

Tibbetts Lumber named Don Viscio as its next Chief Administrative Officer

Spahn & Rose has hired Tom Ford for the newly created position of vice president of supply chain & IT. The company also hired Jason Raisty as a Regional Sales Rep, Tyler Dickerson and Derek Miles as Material Handlers, Erika Rohner as an Inside Sales Rep, Wilfredo Munoz and David Underhill as Drivers, and Lena Morgan as a Cashier.

Hamilton Building Supply picked Michael Linden to be its next VP of Sales & Purchasing and promoted Kyle Millet to VP of Operations.

The Home Depot named Billy Bastek as EVP of Merchandising and promoted Justin Powell to VP of Renovator and Remodeler Trades.

US LBM promoted John Colley to Senior Lumber Buyer for the Great Lakes and Northeast regions and hired Jody Schenandore as a Buyer. US LBM also hired Allison Whitaker as Director of Talent Acquisition.

Builders FirstSource (BFS) named Marc Gliessman as a General Manager, appointed

Maria Jimenez to a Senior Human Resources Manager role, and hired Wendi Tatum as an IT Strategy Lead Analyst.

National Lumber, a division of BFS, hired James Coen as an OSR.

Alliance Lumber, another BFS unit, promoted Brian Mcmannis to Director of Business Development.

Dartmouth Building Supply hired Tim Collins to be Director of Estimating and Engineering.

Franklin Building Supply appointed Marhaba Aziz as a Talent Acquisition Specialist.

American Builders Supply promoted David Portalatin to Production Manager at its Door Plant in Sanford, FL, and promoted Joe Misiti to Staffing Manager.

Universal Supply, a division of US LBM, named Andrew Worm as a District Manager .

ABC Supply hired Michael Toune to be an OSR.

L&W Supply, a unit of ABC Supply, named Dave Johnson as Business Manager for the Northeast region.

Carter Lumber promoted Brian Heitz to Director of EWP and Hardlines. Carter also hired Jimmy Grignon as Market Sales Manager in Atlanta.

SRS Distribution picked Timothy Carter, Troy Steen, and Quade McNaughton to be Branch Managers in Birmingham, AL; Alexandria, VA; and the Tampa Bay area, respectively. SRS also chose Justin Lamontagne to be a Territory Manager and Chriss Bennett to be an Account Executive.

McCoy's Building Supply picked Tyler Rubio to manage its Manchaca, TX, branch after having been Branch Manager in Universal City, TX.

Lake Chelan Building Supply, part of TAL Holdings, named Francisco "CJ" Orozco to manage its branch in Manson, WA.

Hackmann Lumber named Ronnie Shelton as a General Manager.

Wisconsin Building Supply, part of US LBM, chose Chuck Mailloux to be a Location Manager.

Bloedorn Lumber hired Blake Herbst to be a General Manager.

Gulfeagle Supply promoted Rachel Vogler to Talent Acquisition Manager.

Bailey Lumber named Leann Miller as an OSR.

Mountainland Supply hired Guy Collins as an OSR.

Interior Exterior Building Supply chose Dustin Hazel to be an OSR.

Beacon Building Products hired Gabriel Gomez to be an OSR and appointed Racquel Harris Mason to its Board of Directors.

Berry Lumber named Joseph Montgomery as an OSR.

Dan Dietlin, Do it Best


Do it Best promoted Dan Dietlin (right) as a Director of Continuous Improvement and Adam Brown to Territory Sales Manager. The company also hired Audrey Clark as a Communications Project Manager, James Fisher as a Continuous Improvement Leader, Torrie Meriwether as an Outbound Logistics Services Coordinator, and Adam Vaughn as an Associate Merchandise Manager.

DW Distribution brought on Phillip McMahon to be a Millwork Market Manager and brought on Clarissa Browning to be an Account Manager.

Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation promoted James Brookover to OSB Department Manager.

Cameron Ashley Building Products chose Seth Billodoux to be a Warehouse Manager.

BlueLinx named Leigh Hudspeth and Dan Rudolf as its General Managers in Pensacola, FL, and Milwaukee, respectively.

True Value Co. selected Michael Bettag to be a Field Service Manager.

Mike Wothe, PGT


PGT Innovations promoted Mike Wothe (left) to EVP of Operations; Debbie LaPinska to Chief Customer Officer; Rachel Evans to SVP of Human Resources; Bob Keller to SVP of Research & Development, Product Innovation and Technology; Eric Kowalewski to President of Operations–Southeast Region; and Mark Yeandle to President of Operations–Western Region,.

LP named Libby Berman as VP and Chief Tax Officer and Bob Hopkins as VP and Treasurer.

Toro chose Angie Drake to be CFO.

LL Flooring appointed Terry Blanchard as Interim CFO.

Specialty Building Products named Tom Hale as Director of Retail.

James Hardie Building Products selected Tyler Cowhick to be a National Strategic Account Manager and moved Cheri Novak to an Associate Manager position in its Repair and Remodel segment.

Huttig Building Products promoted Vin DiBiasio to VP of its newly restructured East Region.

Roseburg Forest Products named Matt Lawless as its VP and General Counsel, promoted Tom Ellerbrook to Director of National Accounts, and hired Lorraine Russ as Director of Structural and Specialty Panels.

Digger Specialties elevated Patrick Gallagher to the position of Director of Sales-Building Products/Eastern US. It also chose Chris Boyts to be a Territory Manager and Randy Freed to be Training Manager. And Digger announced the retirement of Ken Hotchkiss, longtime territory manager of the Mid Atlantic.

Marvin named Molly Ralston as a Human Resources Coordinator, Brady Anderson as a Quality Engineer, Jessica Goodman as a Digital Marketing Strategist, and

Mark Ouellette as a Territory Manager.

Simpson Strong-Tie chose Jason Mora to be an OEM Territory Sales Rep, hired David Carnes as a Senior Software Product Manager, and promoted J.T. Babe to Regional Sales Manager for Building Technology.

Benjamin Obdyke hired Richard Ferro to be its Market Development Manager for New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

Western Forest Products promoted Terry Dawn to a Manager position.

Central States Manufacturing promoted Nathan Lynn to Sales Supervisor.

Hampton Lumber Mills hired Curtis Loik as a Commodity Trader.

Owens Corning chose Nicki Brewster to be a Senior Area Sales Manager serving the Nashville, TN, market.

JELD-WEN appointed Doug Nowlin to be a Sales Manager for Western Canada.

Payzant Building Products hired Michael Thornhill to be its next Installed Sales Manager.

SmartLam North America hired Dave Johnson as an EWP Sales Manager.

Hilti North America hired Jason Conrad to be an Account Manager.

M-D Building Products brought on Debra Potter to be an Account Manager.

Fortress Wood Products hired Allison Almond to be an ISR.

Empire Moulding and Millwork brought on Mark Williams to be a Territory Sales Rep.


ToolBelt promoted Mark Burger to VP of Strategic Partnerships.

ARC Contracting appointed Eddie Holzem as VP of Sales & Marketing.

Buildxact promoted Marissa Wagner to Director of Marketing Communications.

James Terry has launched ROOF LIFE. A residential roofing company based in Harrisburg, NC.

Jeff Ramsey launched a new company, JAR Roofing & Siding.

Larry Adams, the former president of the Southern Building Material Association who then became General Manager at Robinson Builders Mart of Newton, NC, died Feb. 16.

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