Volume 11, Issue 1 - January/February 2010

Ones to Watch

Builders FirstSource Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Builders FirstSource Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed M. Chad Crow as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Crow had served previously as the company’s vice president and controller since May 2000. The company also announced that Charles Horn, the company’s previous CFO, has resigned to take a position as CFO of a technology company.

“I want to thank Charles Horn for his invaluable contributions to our Company over his many years of service. Since Charles joined the Company in 1999, we have acquired and successfully integrated 25 companies, become a public company and endured the worst housing downturn since the Depression,” said Builders FirstSource Chief Executive Officer Floyd Sherman. “Charles’ leadership and experience as CFO helped position our Company to accomplish its extraordinary growth and to weather the ensuing downturn. Charles has built a financial department with a wealth of talent and he leaves the Company well positioned for the future.”

Crow joined the company in September 1999 as assistant controller. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions at Pier One Imports, most recently as director of accounting. Prior to Pier One, he spent four years at PriceWaterhouse. He is a C.P.A. and received his B.B.A. degree from Texas Tech University.

Hurd Names Porter Channel Manager of R&R
HWD Acquisition Inc. (formerly Hurd Windows) has named David Porter as the new channel manager of its remodel and renovation (R&R) segment. Porter has more than three decades of sales and marketing experience in the fenestration industry and previously held the role of central region sales manager for the company.

In Porter’s new role, he will oversee the development of all products, marketing,distribution and programs focused on the R&R segment.

ABC Supply Co. Promotes 15 Managers to Partner; Names New Controller
ABC Supply Co. Inc. in Beloit, Wis., has promoted 15 branch managers from around the country to the position of managing partner. 

Steve Barnhart
of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Brannon Clark of Augusta, Ga.; Jim Colligan of Buffalo, N.Y.; Shae Garrett of Albuquerque, N.M.; Greg Lanphear of El Cajon, Calif.; Laura McCoy of Lexington, Ky.; Peter Meyer of Springfield, Mass.; Bruce Neisse of Goleta, Calif.; Billy Parks of Tulsa, Okla.; b of Nashville, Tenn.; Craig Rupert of Nederland, Texas; Tony Schalliol of Durham, N.C.; Adriel Sheridan of Portland, Ore.; Jeremy Willetts of Conroe, Texas; and John Yelden of Waterloo, Iowa, have all been promoted.

As managing partners, the 15 will continue to oversee their respective branches and also will become members of ABC Supply’s national branch advisory board. 

In addition, the company has named Sean K. Tully controller for its Midwest region.

Wincore Promotes Holden to CEO
Randall Holden, one of the original founding members of Wincore Windows based in Parkersburg, W.Va., is moving from the position of executive vice president to president.

Sterling Simonton has been promoted to the position as executive vice president of operations.

Wojan Adds New National Sales Manager and More
Wojan Window & Door Corp. added Rick Pagano as its new national sales manager and made several other personnel changes in recent months. Pagano, a Chicago resident, has more than 30 years of industry experience. In his new role, he is responsible for supervising the company’s U.S. national field sales force, sales training and customer account development. Previously he was with TRACO, and, prior to that, Allied Building Products.

Wojan has added two other sales associates, Mario Tarquinio, whose territory includes Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and John Ruiter, who will handle sales in Chicago as well as central and southern Illinois.

David Dewey
has joined Wojan as senior engineer. Based at the company’s Michigan headquarters, Dewey’s responsibilities include new product design and development.

The company also has promoted Ralph Doan to quality control manager at its Charlevoix, Mich., plant.

In addition, Patrick Bubin has been promoted to vice president of marketing and sales from the position of marketing director. He first joined the company in 2008 bringing more than 15 years of accomplishments in sales, marketing and communications management.


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