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PDIS panel to address supply chain collaboration

Standard Pacific's Hearty, left, and ProBuild's Mahre

A moderated discussion featuring representatives from ProBuild, the nation’s largest pro dealer, and Standard Pacific, a residential builder with operations in seven states, will take place on Oct. 14 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Orlando, Fla.

Michael Mahre, senior VP corporate development for ProBuild, and Scott Hearty, VP national purchasing operations for Standard Pacific, will participate in an informal talk led by Luis Solis of Symbius Corp. The focus of the session -- how to improve communications between suppliers, subcontractors and purchasing agents at the local and regional level -- will drill down to topics such as partnerships, the role of technology, measurements and dashboards, and pricing/incentive mechanisms. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.

Mahre, the former CEO and president at BMHC’s SelectBuild, now oversees strategy, business development and acquisitions for Denver-based ProBuild. Hearty is a 26-year veteran at Standard Pacific, which has operations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina and Florida.

Solis, president and managing partner of Symbius Corp., is a supply chain consulting firm to the residential construction industry.

Jointly sponsored by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and Home Channel News, the ProDealer Industry Summit will kick off in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 13, with a keynote speech by former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. The conference ends on Oct. 15. All events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

For more information on the conference, visit www.prodealer.com

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