LBM People in the News, Mid-May Edition
The new Professional Builders Supply branch serving the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, market will be led by Charlie Coggins as market president. In addition, PBS appointed Blake Isley as branch operations manager, Phillip Keisher as purchasing manager for the branch and Ginette Laliberte as office/administrative manager.
Do it Best named two regional sales and business development managers. Kevin Tindall will be responsible for Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming. Meanwhile, Kyle Walters will oversee activities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Texas.
Masonite International has a new president and CEO: Howard Heckes.
Wilson Lumber, Huntsville, AL, promoted Chris McBride to truss plant manager.
84 Lumber appointed Thomas Fabretti to be area manager responsible for New England, Long Island, and the Albany, NY, market. In addition, Chad Huemmer was promoted to an outside sales co-manager role at the Joppa, MD, yard.
Steven Padilla has become general manager at Westside Building Materials, Chatsworth, CA. He previously was at Foundation Building Materials.
J.P. Gallagher is the new marketing manager at Boston Cedar.
Beacon Roofing Supply promoted Pete Lippert to national vice president of the solar division.
The Builders FirstSource yard in Wausau, WI, has a new assistant general manager: Josh Severson. Meanwhile, BFS training specialist Jet Haggerty was named as the company's learning and performance manager.
Shelly Enterprise hired Suzanne Taylor as a millwork manager.
Foxworth-Galbraith has a new OSR: Martin Diaz. The former BlueLinx employee is based in Las Cruces, NM.
Huttig Building Products named Sam Sprague as its VP of sales for the East.
David Ritchie was appointed as operations manager at L&W Supply's Wake Forest, NC, unit.
BMC promoted Joseph Williams to a service/claims manager role. He's based in Marietta, GA.
ABC Supply promoted Rick Miller to manager of its store in Burlingame, CA; Kevin Salazar to manager of its Santa Fe, NM, branch; and Michael Donato as an inside sales associate in Holbrook, NY.
Roseburg Forest Products appointed Gary Hayes as its business manager for the softwood plywood and lumber businesses. Roseburg also named Bryan Kubitz as its eastern region business manager for engineered wood products.
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's board of directors elected Bob Lewis of Masonite International as the group's chairman for 2019-2021.
Brian Goodman is a new national account manager at ODL, based in Charlotte. Previously, he was a regional sales and service manager at Lumber Liquidators.
Boise Cascade promoted Dennis Bott to general manager, commercial space.
Greg Stout is Fortress Building Products' new West Pacific Regional Sales Manager for Rail-Deck-Frame OZCO. In addition, Fortress picked Doug Miles to be Northeast and Southeast Regional Channel sales manager.
Donna Testa is the new Southeastern Regional Sales Manager at Atrium Windows & Doors as well as Simonton Windows & Doors.
Borkholder Buildings & Supply, Osceola, IN, promoted Kirk Vincent to an outside sales rep position. He had been an estimator.
Snavely Forest Products hired Grant Larson as a sales manager in the Houston area. He had been at BlueLinx.
Hardwoods Specialty Products named Jennifer Weston as a territory sales manager. She is based in San Diego.
Lowe's named Andy Christiansen as a regional pro sales director. He's based in Chicago.
HD Supply's new senior director for strategic business development is Dennis White.
Michelle Leader had been the communications director at GMS. Now she's in charge of marketing communications at Sto Corp.
Durawood Products picked Jim Speros for an outside sales post. He works out of Lancaster, PA.
Courtney Bynum has a new role at Cameron Ashley Building Products as customer experience manager.
Pella Windows & Doors of North Carolina and Southwest Virginia promoted Chad Chimiak to general manager.
Pella hired Mario Hedrick to be a sales account manager for the pro space in the Midwest.