Do it Best has named four senior leaders to new roles on its lumber and building materials (LBM) team to better position the division for continued growth and provide an even higher level of service to its co-op members.
Todd Hixson, who previously served as the division manager for lumber and panels, steps into a new role in the company as the LBM business development manager. He will be in the field growing existing member relationships and developing new ones. Hixson’s extensive experience in lumber and building materials will greatly benefit Do it Best’s current members and prospects as he works with them to help grow their businesses and increase their profitability.
As the division manager for lumber and reload operations, Josh Ratcliff will leverage his previous experience as the lumber sales and operations manager to head up the purchasing and sales of all dimension lumber products. This role includes managing the back-to-back business as well as overseeing the company’s extensive reload network.
Formerly the division manager of building materials purchasing, Joe Corah will transition to the newly created role of division manager for panels, distribution and specialty products. With his extensive experience in lumber, he will lead the team that purchases and sells panels, treated lumber, and engineered wood products and will be responsible for all distribution partner programs. Corah and his team will continue the aggressive growth in panels while enhancing treated lumber and engineered wood sales.
Jean Fahy will take over as the division manager of building materials, formerly serving as the division manager of building materials sales. She has spent the last three years leading the company’s sales efforts for building materials. With this change, she will now oversee purchasing and vendor programs for these categories as well as sales.
“The growth we’re experiencing is exciting,” says Gary Nackers, vice president of lumber and building materials. “We are constantly optimizing our systems to help our members grow and achieve their dreams. With these enhancements to our LBM leadership team, our company is better positioned to capitalize on significant growth opportunities while maintaining the most efficient operations in our industry.”
“We are confident that aligning our management team in this way allows for an increased focus on our strategic growth initiatives,” says Mike Ter Molen, director of LBM operations. “We are continuing to drive investments in technology and data analytics in order to optimize our vendor partnerships and serve our members even better.”