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Orgill Announces Retirements, Changes to Executive Team

With 2021 winding down, Orgill has announced a number of changes to its executive team, including several promotions and retirements. 

Effective at the end of the year, Brett Hammers, who currently serves as Orgill’s executive vice president of sales and purchasing, will retire from day-to-day management. 

Hammers has served in a variety of positions during his 20-year career with the company. He will continue working with the executive team throughout 2022 to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. 

This transition will call for the splitting of Hammers’ responsibilities into two distinct areas—purchasing and sales. To lead these areas, Orgill’s senior vice president of purchasing, Jeff Curler, has been promoted to the role of executive vice president of purchasing; and David Mobley, currently senior vice president of sales, has been promoted to the position of executive vice president of sales. 

“Brett has done an outstanding job preparing Jeff and David for these roles,” says Orgill president and CEO Boyden Moore. “Restructuring this executive role into two positions will help us better manage our growth in these departments now and in the future. These individuals have a wealth of knowledge and experience at Orgill, and we’re excited to welcome them to the executive team. I am very proud of the strength of this team and am confident in its ability to continue driving success at Orgill.”

With these planned changes, Orgill’s executive leadership team will include:

  • Boyden Moore, president and chief executive officer
  • Randy Williams, executive vice president of distribution
  • Eric Divelbiss, executive vice president and chief financial officer
  • John Sieggreen, executive vice president of retail and president of CNRG
  • Greg Stine, executive vice president of marketing and communications
  • Marc Hamer, executive vice president and chief technology and information officer
  • Jeff Curler, executive vice president of purchasing
  • David Mobley, executive vice president of sales

In addition to Hammers, Orgill would also like to congratulate and thank the following key leaders who are retiring in 2021:

  • Charlie Epperson, vice president of labor relations and benefits, will retire at the end of 2021 after introducing and implementing human resources programs over his 42-year tenure.
  • Jeff Thomas, director of corporate group sales, is retiring at the end of 2021 after a 27-year career with Orgill. Thomas helped build the corporate sales team into what it is today.
  • Everett Clark, senior vice president of credit, will retire in April 2022, concluding a 45-year career leading the Orgill credit department. 

“These individuals have all helped drive tremendous success at Orgill over the course of their careers,” Moore says. “Their hard work, expertise and dedication are greatly appreciated by the entire Orgill team. It is long-serving leaders like these who have helped build our success and such a bright future for the company and our customers.” 

Along with the changes outlined above, Orgill also announced a number of additional promotions and realignments throughout the organization.

In corporate operations, two individuals were promoted:

  • Jodi Fontana, senior vice president of accounting and controller;
  • Tom Liddy, vice president of safety and fleet services.

In the sales department, as a result of Orgill’s growth, the eastern sales territory will now be divided into two separate regions. This change also results in a shift in responsibility and the creation of a new role.

  • Todd Nowels will be assuming the newly created role of vice president of dealer sales southeast;
  • Myron Boswell will continue to serve as vice president of dealer sales northeast;
  • Frank West will lead Orgill’s corporate sales team as vice president of corporate accounts.

In the purchasing department, three leaders have been promoted to newly created positions:

  • Lisa Pirtle, vice president of replenishment and vendor support;
  • Alan Shore, director of seasonal merchandise;
  • Heath Kennedy, director of hardlines merchandise.

The company also named five new directors:

  • Tim Elliot, director of mainframe applications;
  • Tim Bishop, director of mainframe operations;
  • Todd Wallace, director of technology solutions and architecture;
  • Grant Morrow, director of ecommerce;
  • Tom Fontana, director of credit.

About Orgill

Orgill, the industry’s fastest-growing hardlines distributor, was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee. Orgill serves more than 12,000 retail hardware stores, home centers, professional lumber dealers and farm stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in over 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at orgill.com.

About Julie Leinwand

Julie Leinwand is the Corporate Communications Manager and Editor for NHPA. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking fanciful desserts and spending time with her puppies and husband.

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