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May 1, 2014

Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg Inc. hired Troy H. Risch as chief operating officer.

Risch joins hhgregg from RadioShack, where he served as executive VP store operations. Prior to this, he held a variety of operational leadership positions with Target Corp., including executive VP stores. Risch will assume the COO position on May 5, 2014.

April 25, 2014

US LBM’s flurry of expansion announcements continued yesterday, with the addition of Coastal Roofing Supply to the US LBM family of companies.

Founded in 2009 by Tony Mila, Coastal Roofing Supply provides commercial and residential roofing materials to central Florida through its Clearwater and Rockledge locations. 

April 24, 2014

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's has named Michael McDermott to the high-profile position of chief merchandising officer.

McDermott replaces Michael Jones, who is transitioninig into the role of COO on April 30, supervising McDermott. He will be responsible for the merchandising operations of Lowe's U.S. business, as well as all global sourcing activities. He has been with the company since 2013 as SVP general merchandising. He has over 20 years of experience in the field, with previous stints at General Electric.

February 20, 2014

Ace Hardware Corp. announced today that it has acquired Emery-Waterhouse, the Portland, Maine-based distributor of hardlines products for independent lumber, paint, industrial and hardware outlets. 

“The acquisition of Emery-Waterhouse serves as a tremendous catalyst to leverage wholesale purchasing power,” said John Venhuizen, president and CEO, Ace Hardware. “We are confident that both Ace retailers and Emery-Waterhouse customers will benefit from the additional scale and expanded assortments.”

February 12, 2014

Appliance and electronics retailer h.h. gregg announced Tuesday that its EVP and COO, Gregg Throgmartin, has tendered his resignation.

"I would like to thank Gregg for his leadership and many contributions to hhgregg over the past 13 years," said president and CEO Dennis May. "Gregg has been an instrumental member of our leadership team and helped support the growth of the Company's store base as we work toward becoming a national retailer."

February 9, 2014

Las Vegas -- One look at the demonstration plank, and it’s easy to see the basic story behind NyloDeck. The demo deck board has synthetic carpet fibers blooming like flowers out of one end. 

November 26, 2013

In response to the company's management restructuring initiative, which reduced the responsibilities of his position, COO Jeff Beck has left iRobot amid the company's 2014 planning cycle.

The company decided to streamline leadership for operational efficiency after shifting the company's focus to three essential market segments in the beginning of 2012.

November 8, 2013

D.R. Horton, Inc. has promoted David Auld to the position of EVP and COO, where he will oversee the company's homebuilding regions and help guide its operations.

Auld has been with the company since 1988, joining initially as president of the Orlando division. He was promoted to president of the company's East region in 2005. His resume also includes stints with Texas American Bank and General Dynamics.

November 7, 2013

Tifton, Ga.-based pro dealer Short & Paulk Supply recently announced that Tifton branch manager Chuck Mailloux has been promoted to chief operations officer.

As COO, Mailloux's primary goal is to support company management in Albany, Dawson, Sylvester and Tifton. Mailloux will work alongside staff to identify best practices that can be implemented throughout company locations, including improving coordination of tasks and communication efforts.   

October 18, 2013

The home automation industry is expanding rapidly. It’s projected to be worth more than $5.5 billion in 2016, according to Companies & Markets — and it’s not just the early adopters who are recognizing the appeal of the technology.

October 18, 2013

The mailing address for US LBM Holdings is Green Bay, Wis. But don’t be fooled. The CEO lives in Ohio. The HR chief in Boston. The COO in New Jersey. And the marketing director is in Chicago.

The system of a permanent, floating headquarters is by design. “I don’t want to be handcuffed to a building,” says CEO L.T. Gibson. “One of the ways to avoid a big corporate culture is to avoid a big corporate office.”

October 9, 2013

Mattress and bedding products manufacturer American Textile Company has appointed two new executives to its board of directors.

John Burke, CEO of Armada Chain Solutions, and Charles Bitzer, COO of Abarta, Inc., were chosen for their expertise and ties to the company's Pittsburgh area headquarters.

October 2, 2013

Chris Homeister has been named COO at Minneapolis-based specialty tile retailing company Tile Shop Holdings, Inc., effective immediately. In this newly created role, Homeister will be responsible for supply chain, retail operations and merchandising.

Previously, Homeister was general manager and SVP of Best Buy's Entertainment Business Group, which involved extensive leadership responsibilities.

August 27, 2013

Home technology services provider Vivint has appointed a new COO. Informed by 20 years of management and consulting experience, David Bywater will be overseeing the daily operations of the company.

"We are excited to welcome David to our team," said Vivint's president, Alex Dunn. "He has been extremely successful taking organizations to the next level. And because innovation and growth are trademarks of Vivint's culture, we felt his expertise and skillset were the perfect fit for our company as we continue to expand."

August 22, 2013

Lowe's COO Rick Damron told investors the retailer's second-quarter performance was balanced across categories as well as geographic regions. 

On Wednesday, the Mooresville, N.C.-based company reported second-quarter sales gains of 10.3% to $15.7 billion.  

August 5, 2013

ABC Supply adjusted its lineup of executive titles by promoting 14-year ABC veteran and COO Keith Rozolis into the spot as president, a post previously held by the CEO David Luck. 

Luck, who has been president since 1998, will continue as CEO of the Beloit, Wis.-based building products dealer. 

July 22, 2013

James W. Van Buren has left his post as executive VP and CEO of New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. Effective July 18, 2013, Van Buren is officially free to pursue other opportunities, though he will remain on the board of directors.

December 17, 2012

Satellite Beach, Fla.-based Lighting Science Group Corp. named Jeremy Cage as CEO, effective Jan. 2. 

Cage replaces Brad Knight, who served as interim CEO while the board worked with an executive search firm, and who will continue to serve as COO of the company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions.

August 29, 2012

Rallying the troops during the Ace Fall Convention and Exhibits, chairman Dave Ziegler showed the early morning general session audience a video clip of Ace COO John Venhuizen wielding a Home Channel News magazine.

In the magazine was a quote from a Home Depot executive about leading the industry in convenience and service. Venhuizen responded by channeling defiant former NRA spokesman Charlton Heston: Ace will relinquish the title of most convenient “when they can peel it out of our cold dead hands.”

August 23, 2012

Former Stock Building Supply executives Fenton Hord and Steve Short are among the industry veterans behind Cornerstone Building Alliance, LLC, a new holding company looking to invest in distributors, manufacturers and installers. 

Cornerstone’s leadership team includes president and CEO Steve Short, former Stock Building Supply COO, and Fenton Hord, longtime president and CEO of Stock and current Board Member of Investors Management Corporation (IMC), Cornerstone’s parent company.

August 2, 2011

It’s been a tumultuous summer so far for ProBuild, the nation’s largest pro dealer, as it tries to keep its head above a churning housing market that has already pulled apart or capsized many of its competitors. Being a privately held company, ProBuild has done its best to quietly close or sell off yards, downsize staff and add — or subtract — staffing under the radar.

December 21, 2010

Hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators has announced the appointment of Robert Lynch as president and chief operating officer. He will oversee the company's merchandising, supply chain and store operations, including the respective senior VPs of these areas. Lynch, who starts his new position on Jan. 17, 2011, will report directly to CEO Jeffrey Griffiths.

October 21, 2010

84 Lumber has announced several executive appointments, including the promotion of executive VP Frank Cicero...

November 24, 2008

Friedman’s Home Improvement, the largest locally-owned home improvement retailer in San Francisco’s North Bay area,...

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