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LBM People in the News, Mid-December Edition


Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson (right) has been named President and CEO of Mead Lumber. He succeeds Craig Bradshaw, who has retired.

Jason Cohen is the new President & CEO at Northeast Building Supply.

Clyde Cos., owner of Sunpro, named Jeremy Hafen as its new president.

Arleen Mantel, president of Wisconsin-based Zuern Building Products and Design Center, plans to retire. She is succeeded by Tom Zuern, while Doug Calson has been hired to serve as EVP. Mantel says her exact departure date remains to be set, and she will work in 2021.

84 Lumber named Scott Davis as General Manager of its West Springfield, MA, yard.

Jason Koller was promoted to Store Manager at Kellogg Supply in Manteo, NC.

McCoy’s Building Supply appointed Jeffrey Snider as manager of its Cleburne, TX, store.

High Sierra Lumber chose Kevin Sapien to be a General Manager of its Tulare, CA, operation.

US LBM picked Mark Fort to be an Item File Analyst.

BMC hired Andy Northcutt as a Commodity Buyer.

Allied Building Products named Joe Staudenmeier as an OSR.

GMS appointed Randolph Melville to serve as an independent member of the distributor’s board of directors.

Carter Lumber hired Marci Bortz as an Outside Commercial Coordinator.

Bison Lumber hired Christopher (CJ) Williams as an OSR.

SRS Distribution picked Ellen Stanton to serve Talent Manager and Program Manager.

Kolby Dickover is a new OSR at Henry Poor Lumber in Lafayette, IN.


Palmer-Donavin announced Robert Hudgins (left) has joined the corporate team as its new VP of Finance.

BlueLinx moved two general managers into regional VP jobs: Matt Lyle in the Central Region and George Zarick in the East Region. It also hired Mike Reasons as national sales manager for the outdoor living category.

Do it Best announced it hired Isaiah Lacey ​as a G-Suite Migration Technician Intern, Lyndsey Lockridge​ as a Lumber Sales Support Coordinator, Tegan Nilles​ as a Category Management Planner, Nick Poling​ as a Computer Operator, Kayla Rasor ​as a Staff Accountant, Kassie Staubach-Ross​ as a Demand Forecasting Analyst, and Josh VanDyke​ as an Application Analyst. The co-op also promoted Coley Arnold ​to Sales Support Manager, Andrew Pinkerton​ to Application Analyst, Amanda Smith​ to New Member Conversion Specialist, and Tammy Wagner to Order Department Supervisor.

Russ Kathrein

A separate Do it Best news release revealed the hiring of Russ Kathrein (right), who will serve as an LBM Business Development Manager. Kathrein most recently was president of Alexander Lumber.

House-Hasson Hardware named Paul Thorman to supervise the company’s warehouses.

Matt Barnes moved into a Territory Manager's role at Klumb Forest Products.

Emery Jensen Distribution promoted Jason Hanegan to SVP of national sales.

Orgill hired Kobe Lincoln as a Sales Trainee.


Shara Gamble is the new VP for Envision Sales and Marketing at TAMKO Building Products.

Sumal Thalagala has become the Sales & Marketing Representative for Western Commodity Lumber at Interfor.

Rugby Architectural Building Products has appointed Rob Martin to be a Distribution Center Manager.

Lisa Carter

Hardware supplier Delaney Hardware appointed Lisa Carter (left) as its VP and general manager.

Brett Boyum has become VP for Marketing and Offerings at Uponor.

MiTek appointed Chris Hanes as Marketing Director (VP) for Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Moisture Intrusion Solutions named John Bordonaro as VP of Business Development.

Weather Shield Roofing Systems named Jeff Vander Hart as Director of Service.

Jonathan Rowland launched a new job as Owner at Rowland Cabinet Consultants.

Thomas Tomaselli joined Polaris Windows & Doors as a Regional Sales Manager.

Cosmo Cabinets named Kathy Tilley as VP of Business Development.

Scott Gates has become co-founder & CEO at Awake Window & Door Co.

Armstrong World Industries named Michael Cleland as Retail Sales Manager-Southwest.

Weyerhaeuser promoted Brian Evans to National Account Manager.

Robert Torino

The millwork company Duration welcomed Robert Torino (right) to the company as its new National Sales Director.

Primeway Wood chose Edson De Araujo to be a Sales Manager.

SDS Lumber hired Jeff Webber as the company’s president. MaterialsXchange appointed Steve Sladoje as the company’s COO.

Atlas Roofing promoted Gus Harkins to Director of National Accounts for its shingles and underlayments division.

4Ward Solutions Group added John Garingalao to its offsite and design teams.

Andrew Winter was promoted to Territory Manager at ILA Marketing Group.

Dave Astrom has become SVP for Sales and Marketing at Attic Wise.

ASSOCIATIONS The National Kitchen & Bath Association set its Board of Directors for 2021. Michael Mahan, VP of Schneider Electric, was elected as Chair. Joining Mahan are Vice Chair Basil Larkin, VP of sales for Hestan Commercial Corp., and secretary/treasurer Randy Warner, VP of sales — Luxury Division for Samsung-Dacor. Other board members are Allison Lowrie, Chief Marketing Officer for ANGI Homeservices; Kristen Elder, Showroom & Builder VP, Ferguson Enterprises; Jan Heck, President & CEO, Miele USA, and Jan Neiges, Principal, Jan Neiges CMKBD LLC. New directors joining the board are Louis M. “Lou” Rohl, Founder of House of ROHL; and Mikael Akerberg, CEO of nobilia North America.

Recently retired state Rep. Matt Gabler has been announced as the new Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has reappointed Eric Cremers, Caroline Dauzat, and Hugues Simon to serve second terms on the Softwood Lumber Board. He has also appointed director Keith O’Rear to his first term. Cremers is President & CEO of PotlatchDeltic, Dauzat is Owner and Manager of Rex Lumber, Hugues Simon is a remanufacturer of diverse wood products, and O’Rear works at Weyerhaeuser’s corporate office.

Bryan Smalley has joined the board of the North American Forest Foundation.

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