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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.

Pedro Garcia has become a Remote Multifamily/Commercial Truss Designer at Noltex Truss.

Franklin Building Supply named Sarah Spence as a Regional Credit Manager.

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.