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New CEO for Alexander Lumber

Aurora, Ill.-based LBM dealer Alexander Lumber Co. named Russell Kathrein as CEO and president.

Kathrein has 25 years of experience in the lumber and building material industry, including senior management positions at 84 Lumber, BMC West, and most recently, ProBuild.

Alexander Lumber operates 20 yards in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, along with two truss plants and a counter-top facility.

“We are excited to have Russ join our team,” said Alexander Lumber Co. Chairman Watt Alexander. “His experience, track record of success and dramatic leadership style make him the perfect person to drive the company forward, and continue its legacy of being a trusted partner in the communities we serve.”

Alexander Lumber Co. is a 123-year old family owned lumber and building materials company serving both professionals and home owners. 

Kathrein stated: “It is my hope that, with the experiences I have had in my career, and the great people that I have had the opportunity to work with and train under, I can bring some new ideas and direction that will solidify Alexander Lumber’s reputation as one of the best company’s to work for, and the best supplier to do business with.”

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