Volume 47, Issue 4 - May 2008


BW Creative Wood Names Mitchell President
BW Creative Wood Industries, a manufacturer of interior and exterior railing components, systems and accessories, has appointed Rob Mitchell as president, effective last December 1. 

As a shareholder, board director and now in his role as president, he will lead the company in its next phase of growth and development. Mitchell has been with BW Creative Wood for seven years, most recently as senior vice president, sales and marketing. 

Ace Names Lively New CFO
Ace Hardware Corp. has named Dorvin D. Lively chief financial officer (CFO), effective March 20. Lively will oversee all financial-related activities of the company, including treasury, retailer financial services, general and operational accounting, budgeting and forecasting, tax, insurance, payroll and audit services. “For nearly three decades, Dorvin Lively has been a proven leader in the field of finance and accounting, directing teams in high-growth environments,” says Ray Griffith, Ace’s president and CEO. “We look forward to the knowledge, experience and vision that he will bring to Ace in both the short- and long-term.”

New Hires
Fiber Composites Hires Builder Specialist
Fiber Composites LLC of New London, N.C., has hired Kaylynn Poplawski as the company’s first builder accounts specialist. This marks the company’s next step in reaching out to builders and contractors.

Poplawski will work with contractors in the Seattle and Portland, Ore., areas. “She will be responsible for converting contractors to Fiber Composites products, introducing the contractor loyalty programs and educating them on new products,” says Carol Kelly, director of national builder accounts and specialists for Fiber Composites LLC. “With prior experience in contractor services for Home Depot, Kaylynn is a great fit as a specialist for the WeatherBest® and Fiberon® brands.”

Coful Joins Mini Die Casting
Mini Die Casting Inc. has hired Garry Coufal as plant manager at its Mini Die Casting operation in Fort Worth, Texas.

Coufal brings 24 years of experience in plant management as well as supply chain management, quality control and engineering. 

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