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Do it Best Names Mike Ter Molen Director of LBM Operations

Do it Best Names Mike Ter Molen Director of LBM Operations

Ter MolenDo it Best Corp. has named veteran team member Mike Ter Molen as the company’s new director of LBM operations.

Ter Molen has more than 17 years of lumber and building materials experience with Do it Best, including leadership roles in commodities, building materials, millwork, home decor and developing distribution partners.

Two years ago, he stepped out of LBM to serve in the information technology division as the technology engagement divisional manager. In that role, he demonstrated his effectiveness in leading collaboration  to accomplish major initiatives like the Market Savings Builder, an online market planning and ordering tool, and the redesign of the company’s Order Management System, an integral operating system.

In this new role, Ter Molen returns to LBM to lead all operational aspects of the division, including growing strategic member relationships and vendor partnerships, profitably growing the reload business, leveraging data for better decision-making, enhancing the co-op’s sales and service model, streamlining processes and procedures within the division and providing professional development for the LBM team.

“We have driven tremendous growth in LBM over the last few years and look for that growth to continue,” says Gary Nackers, vice president of LBM. “This has led to an increase in operational demands as we effectively manage this growth so it continues to deliver profitability to Do it Best and our member-owners. We are very fortunate to have someone of Mike’s caliber and background ready to lead our LBM teams and further strengthen our commitment to serving our members.”

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with our very talented divisional managers and experienced sales teams in LBM,” says Ter Molen. “With our members-first mentality and a drive for continuous improvement, we look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding results for our members all across the country.”

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon
Renee Changnon is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on industry news and new products, visits retailers and attends industry events. She graduated from Illinois State University, where she earned a degree in Visual Journalism and was the features editor for the school newspaper, The Daily Vidette. After college, Renee worked for Jimmy John’s, where she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at franchise locations across the country. Renee is from Champaign, Illinois, and is new to Indianapolis. She enjoys reading, Netflix marathons and exploring her new city with friends and family.