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February 21, 2014

Trex Company has appointed Gerald Volas to its board of directors, effective March 1, 2014.

“Jerry’s extensive experience in all aspects of the home improvement sector and his in-depth understanding of leadership brands make him an excellent addition to our board," said Trex chairman, president and CEO Ronald Kaplan. "We look forward to his contributions as we work to further expand Trex’s industry-leading distribution presence, our best-in-class product platform and our branding presence.”

February 19, 2014

Denise Merle has been tapped to fill the role of SVP human resources at Weyerhaeuser, effective Feb. 28.

“Denise brings strong business acumen and tremendous people leadership skills to this role and I look forward to the contributions she will make on our journey to become truly great,” says Doyle Simons, president and CEO. “I want to thank John for his leadership and counsel, and I wish him all the best in his new role.”

February 18, 2014

Beloit, Wis.-based ABC Supply Co. promoted Todd Buehl to the position of chief financial officer and treasurer, effective April 1. Buehl, who joined ABC Supply as vice president and chief administrative officer in 2012, succeeds Kendra Story, who is retiring as chief financial officer and treasurer after nearly 32 years with the company.    

December 17, 2013

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp. hired Frank Carroll as general merchandise manager.

Reporting to senior VP merchandising, marketing and sales John Surane, Carroll will focus on merchandising strategy both domestically and internationally. 

December 16, 2013

Building products distributor Cedar Creek hired John Edwards as engineered wood manager in Statesville, N.C.

Edwards is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering and has spent 27 years in the EWP industry, most recently with International Beam. The company says he "will use his extensive experience to help lead Cedar Creek’s market share growth across Statesville’s multi-state coverage area."

December 6, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker's board of directors has added Debra Crew, president of PepsiCo Americas Beverages. Crew joined PepsiCo in 2010 as president of the western region of PepsiCo Europe, and was promoted in 2012. 

Prior to PepsiCo, she held a number of management and leadership roles at Mars, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and Kraft Foods.

November 11, 2013

Plum Creek Timber Company has announced the appointment of Sara Grootwassink Lewis to the company's board of directors. She is founder and CEO of capital markets and board advisory firm Lewis Corporate Advisors.

Lewis, who is the ninth independent member of the company's board, has an extensive background in finance and capital markets. 

Prior to her work with Lewis Corporate Advisors, she was EVP and CFO of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a certified public accountant.

October 23, 2013

Brian J. Harris has been appointed CFO and Anne L. Benedict has been named chief legal officer at heavy-side building materials company Summit Materials. Harris' appointment is effective Oct. 14, while Benedict's is Oct. 1.

Harris replaces John R. Murphy, who has stepped down as interim CFO and will continue to serve as a director and chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors for Summit's indirect parent company.

October 9, 2013

Do it Best Corp. promoted Mike Ter Molen to divisional manager of Building Products and Home Decor, effective immediately.  

In this position, Ter Molen will lead the co-op’s Building Products Division team, with a focus on growing sales of building and home decor products.

October 8, 2013

Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard Brands announced that John Gillespie has joined the company as VP marketing for the company's trade division.

"John brings a wealth of strategic business experience in professional trade marketing, wholesale distribution, as well as consumer marketing," said Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands. "John will lead the domestic trade marketing team with the focus of bringing innovation and new integrated selling plans to American Standard's U.S. wholesale business."

August 21, 2013

Bill Finerty, currently VP of Caterpillar's Americas Distribution Services Division, will assume responsibilities for the newly realigned Diversified Products Division, which includes Caterpillar's global paving products, forestry products, defense and federal products, OEM Solutions group, Cat Tunneling, and the industrial and waste group.

July 30, 2013

Credited for nurturing the warehouse home center business during its emergence in the 1980s, Frank Denny died last month. He was 79.

Denny was president of W.R. Grace and Co.'s home center division. When Kmart bought Home Centers of America in 1984, Denny was tapped to oversee its expansion under the brand name Builders Square.

July 30, 2013

Ed Elias has been elected to serve as president of APA -- The Engineered Wood Association, following the retirement of Dennis Hardman later this year. 

Elias is a 35-year APA veteran, having worked in APA’s technical, international marketing and financial divisions. He is currently the association’s VP and corporate secretary.

The APA is formerly known as the American Plywood Association 

July 8, 2013

Home automation services provider Vivint appointed Todd Thompson as the company’s new chief information officer, responsible for companywide information technology (IT) functions.

July 3, 2013

Frank Denny, a home center retailing pioneer, died July 2.

Credited for creating a sort of industry standard for warehouse home centers, Denny was president of W.R. Grace and Co.'s home center division. When Kmart bought Home Centers of America in 1984, Denny was tapped to oversee its expansion under the brand name Builders Square.

A message from Denny's family said he died Monday morning, "after the usual tough fight he was known for throughout his career." He was 79. 

May 28, 2013

Dan Russell Coleman was a lumber industry executive, community leader, Air Force veteran and father. He died at his home in Victoria, Texas, May 25 at the age of 82.

According to his obituary notice, he was born in Waxahachie, Texas on May 8, 1931 and moved to Victoria, Texas in 1936, when his father accepted a management position with Zarsky Lumber Co.

April 15, 2013

John Hartmann has been appointed as the company’s new president and CEO, following the retirement of Heidemann, effective May 31

January 30, 2013

The Mooresville, N.C.-based home center giant promoted Stephen Szilagyi to oversee logistics and distribution.

January 25, 2013

Michael Jones comes to the No. 2 home center chain from Husqvarna.

December 5, 2012

Bill Tucker, former president of the Florida Building Material Association and his wife Terri, previously CFO of Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply, have formed E to the Third Power Consulting -- e3 Consulting. 

Based in Leesburg, Fla., the company will offer leadership training as well as CFO-level services to companies unable to afford a full-time CFO. “E to the third power refers to the three E’s we bring to our clients: experience, expertise and empathy," said Bill Tucker.

November 29, 2012

Former Home Depot executive Michael Esposito has joined HoneyBaked as its new VP, human resources, a newly created position. Esposito previously served as director of associate relations for the Home Depot’s northern division.

August 29, 2012

The Chamberlain Group, a specialist and leader in garage-door openers, appointed Robert Markwart to president, LiftMaster, Americas and Gary Scott to president, Chamberlain and HeathCo, Americas.

November 22, 2011

Beacon Roofing Supply appointed Rick C. Welker as VP and chief accounting officer effective Nov. 18. 

Welker formerly served as VP and corporate controller and will continue to report to David R. Grace, executive VP and chief financial officer. 

Welker, age 52, is a CPA and CMA and began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined Beacon in 2004 prior to its IPO and has assisted with the company's substantial growth including many acquisitions, according to the company's statement.

 

November 7, 2011

Louisiana-Pacific has posted a third-quarter net loss of $65.6 million, compared with a net loss of $32 million in the third quarter of 2010. Net sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 totaled $351 million, up 8.7% from $323 million in the year-ago period.

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