L.T. Gibson believes that a company should care for its employees first, so they can better care for the customer. For more than 20 years, L.T. has overseen multiple start-ups, integrations and turnarounds for small and large companies in the industry. This experience serves him well as he integrates new and different companies into an organization. L.T. believes that by creating a culture of accountability, integrity and continuous improvement, U.S. LBM will be well positioned to service the rapidly changing building materials market.
Pat joined U.S. LBM as executive vice president and chief financial officer in 2016, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in finance, operations and change management to the company. Before joining U.S. LBM, he was executive vice president and CFO with Houston-based Landmark Aviation, a multi-billion dollar, fixed-based operator in the general aviation industry that operated aircraft maintenance, management and charter services in North America and Europe. Prior to his time with Landmark, he was senior vice president and CFO for Tiffany & Co., the global luxury jewelry brand. During his 23 years with Tiffany, he held multiple leadership roles in Finance and in Merchandising and Manufacturing Process Improvement. A Certified Public Accountant, he holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rider University in New Jersey.
Jeff joined Universal Supply in 1989 and moved up through the ranks working in operations as a warehouse associate and driver. From there, he quickly moved into sales, servicing Universal's customers on the counter and in the field. He was promoted to location manager, then assumed a vice president of Sales and Marketing role, ultimately serving as president of Universal. Jeff also served as the NJ market manager and director of the Roofing and Siding Business Group at Stock Building Supply. Jeff currently holds a dual role serving as president of Universal and as CDO for U.S. LBM. Jeff’s extensive knowledge and experience positions him as a key strategic contributor/partner to the executive team, promoting operational excellence. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from LaSalle University.
Michelle joined U.S. LBM in March 2016. Prior to joining the company, Michelle was corporate counsel for the global gaming and entertainment company Wynn Resorts. She has also held the role of chief counsel for NYSE Euronext Inc., a multinational financial services corporation that operated multiple securities exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Michelle is a member of the Children’s Services Board for the Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and serves on the board of the US LBM Foundation.
As executive vice president of Culture, Wendy leads the development and implementation of the strategy to achieve U.S. LBM’s organizational excellence and continuous improvement objectives. She has executive oversight of the company’s Communications, Human Resources and Organizational Development functional areas. Before joining U.S. LBM, Wendy spent more than 15 years with Ferguson Enterprises, where she led teams in a variety of areas including Finance, Operations, and Human Resources. Wendy holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Penn State and a master's degree in Business Administration from Monmouth University. Wendy also maintains the professional designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and she holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of Wisconsin.
Jim Hooper joined U.S. LBM in 2016 and is responsible for leading the company’s mergers and acquisition activity. In his role, he is responsible for driving the company’s growth strategy, by identifying and sourcing potential merger and acquisition targets, executing transactions and overseeing the integration plans for transactions. Prior to joining U.S. LBM, Jim held multiple leadership roles within the Accounting/Finance function of SRS Distribution, Inc. Jim began his career at Ernst & Young, LLP as an auditor in Indianapolis, Ind. He holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Valparaiso University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Enrico has more than 20 years of experience in retail, wholesale and manufacturing with expertise in finance transformation, financial systems implementation and accounting and reporting. He joined U.S. LBM from Vince Holdings, a publicly-listed, leading wholesale, retail and e-commerce fashion apparel brand, where he was the company’s corporate controller. Prior to this, Enrico was with the global-luxury brand Tiffany & Co., holding multiple executive roles in the company’s Finance organization and was most recently vice president of Global Financial Solutions. A Certified Public Accountant, Enrico holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University in New Jersey.
As vice president of Information Services, Greg is responsible for managing U.S. LBM's industry leading technology infrastructure to support the company's current business and future growth. Greg joined Universal Supply in 2005 and moved into the Information Services leadership role in 2007. During his time with Universal, Greg developed technology solutions supporting sales growth initiatives and labor, inventory and procurement process enhancements.
An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Dale Carlson serves as vice president of Operations for U.S. LBM. In this role, Carlson is responsible for strategic planning and analysis to support the continued market growth of U.S. LBM’s midwest divisions. Prior to his current role, Dale was President of the Minnesota–based Lyman Companies, a division of U.S. LBM. Dale started with the Lyman Companies in 1985 and held a number of leadership positions within the building supply company, including senior vice president, overseeing Lyman’s Midwest and West Coast operations, vice president of the Twin City Builder Operations and general manager of Lyman Lumber in Chanhassen, Minn.
As the vice president of Human Resources, Karen Charielle has a proven track record of supporting the business units with an array of expertise including compensation, benefits, training and development, acquisitions, employment law, and employee relations. Having entered the building material industry in 1989, Karen has previous experience with Stock Building Supply and Langevin Forest Products. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Walden University and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
A key member of U.S. LBM’s leadership team since the company’s inception in 2009, Brian brings more than 25 years of professional experience in the building materials industry to his role as vice president of Financial Operations. Brian holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with a regional firm in Wisconsin.
An industry veteran with more than 18 years of experience, Young Nam is vice president of Pricing and Procurement for U.S. LBM. In this role, Nam is responsible for leading the company’s building materials procurement strategy to support the continued market growth of US LBM’s divisions. Nam joined U.S. LBM in 2015 as director of Supply Chain Optimization. Nam has held leadership positions with Accenture and Richmond American Homes and was corporate vice president of Supply Chain at ProBuild prior to joining U.S. LBM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland and master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver. He also holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Denver’s College of Law.
Charlie Petrolia joined U.S. LBM in 2017 as vice president of Associate Experience. In this role, Charlie is responsible for providing strategic leadership related to the associate life cycle including recruitment and on-boarding, associate development, performance management and compensation. Before joining U.S. LBM, Charlie spent more than 13 years with Ferguson Enterprises, where he held multiple leadership roles Human Resources. Prior to working at Ferguson, Charlie was a regional vice president with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
John Posey joined U.S. LBM in May 2017. As vice president of Operations, John brings more than 30 years of experience in distribution to support the continued growth of U.S. LBM's divisions in the northeastern part of the United States. John joined U.S. LBM from Ferguson Enterprises, where he had been a senior executive and board member.
As CIO, Joe has oversight of the development and support of the company's technology platforms and infrastructure, including U.S. LBM's internal support and external customer-facing technologies. With more than 30 years of experience, Joe was a private change leadership consultant before joining the company. Prior to starting his own firm, Joe spent 18 years with the global food maker Campbell Soup, holding multiple executive positions in IT, including nine years as senior vice president and Chief Information Officer.
As president of the Alco Doors, Howard is responsible for the operations of Alco Doors and Alco Floors and more than 40 employees. Howard Joined Alco in 1985 when he started the millwork division of American Lumber Corporation (ALCO) and has held a number of management positions with the company, including sales manager, door production manager, installation project manager and vice president. He holds a bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation and Architecture from the Roger Williams University. Alco Doors Companies joined US LBM in 2016.
Greg brings over 20 years of management experience in the industry to his position at Bellevue Builders Supply. Originally with Wickes Lumber, Greg moved up through the ranks in a variety of management capacities. Greg joined Stock Building Supply in 2005 as Market Distribution Manager, and ultimately became the New York Market Manager. In 2009, Greg and his talented team joined the US LBM group of companies and formed Bellevue Builders Supply, which he now heads. Greg holds a B.A. in Economics from St. Lawrence University.
Cliff began his millwork career in 1988 with Darby Doors. Starting in the field as an installation project manager, Cliff rose through the ranks quickly. Working in all aspects of sales and operations from 1991 to 1996, Cliff became president of Darby Doors in 1997. As president , Cliff is responsible for Darby Doors’ manufacturing and sales organization, which specializes in doors, millwork, hardware, bath accessories and building specialties and Total Trim, which offers customers installation services for Darby Doors’ products. In 2016, Cliff and the 100 members of the Darby Doors team joined the U.S. LBM family of companies.
With more than 40 years of professional experience in the building material and industry, Terry began his career in 1973 after graduate school at Lamar University. Starting as a manager trainee in Beaumont, Texas with Wickes Lumber, he worked his way through the company as assistant manager in Des Moines, Iowa; manager in Omaha, Nebraska; and general manager in Tucson, Arizona and Fremont, California. From 1982-1989, Terry was general manager of a private building material company in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Terry founded the Desert Lumber Company in 1989 and in 1995 founded Reno Lumber in Reno, Nevada. He sold Desert Lumber and Reno Lumber in 1999 to a public company. In 2004, he reacquired the company out of bankruptcy with Dale Eggers as a partner. Terry and Dale opened Desert Truss in 2006 and partnered with Tyson and Monty Clayton in 2009 to open Desert Fasteners. On April 30th, 2014, Terry and partners sold to US LBM. The Desert family of companies currently employs over 230 associates.
Terry, originally born and raised in a farm town in Indiana, has been a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada for 32 years. He is married to Cindy, and has two sons, Jason and Sean. Terry's father, Frank Ono, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2000, which was a tremendous honor for the entire family.
Dale has worked in the building materials industry his entire career. Starting as yard help at Sutherland Lumber in 1977, Dale worked for Payless Cashways and then A.C. Houston Lumber from 1987-1989. He started working at the original Desert Lumber in 1989 and eventually became a minority owner. Desert Lumber was sold in 1999 and became Alliance Lumber. Five years later, Dale and partner Terry Ono proudly reacquired the company, renaming it Desert Lumber. The Desert family of companies currently employs over 230 associates.
Joe DeMussi started Direct Cabinet Sales with former partner Irv Englander in 1990. What began as two guys working out of their homes has grown into one of the largest kitchen cabinet distributors on the East Coast. Direct Sales operates 5 showrooms in New Jersey, a showroom in Boca Raton, Florida and a distribution center in New Jersey. Joe proudly leads a team of 88 employees as President of Direct Cabinet Sales.
Antonio joined East Haven Builders Supply in 1977. He learned the business beginning with the basics, working as a driver, dispatcher and counter salesperson. He purchased the East Haven business in 1984 and worked to grow the business from the original six associates to more than 120 when he sold it to Stock Building Supply in 2005. He remained with Stock as the Connecticut Market Manager during which time he expanded the business to another location in Newtown. Antonio joined forces with the US LBM team in 2009 when he once again assumed the role of President at East Haven Builders Supply.
Kenny began spending his summers working at Feldman Lumber in 1982 and joined the company full time in 1995, after nearly five years of practice as an attorney in Manhattan. He has worked in various capacities at the company and represents the fourth generation of the family at Feldman Lumber. Kenny became President of Feldman Lumber in 2014 and leads a team of 198 associates at four locations. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law. Kenny lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.
Doug joined Hines in September 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and has over 27 years of management experience in the building material industry. Prior to joining Hines, Doug was the Area Vice President at Pro Build and the Illinois Distribution Manager and Market Manager for Stock Building Supply. He also held numerous management positions at Seigle’s, including Project Manager, Director of Information Systems, Director of Operations, and Vice President of Operations.
Mark Jones founded Jones Lumber in 1981. 33 years later, Jones Lumber is the leading supplier of lumber and building materials to the South Florida markets with two locations in Fort Pierce and Boca Raton.
With over 35 years of industry experience, Steve Gibson started as Inventory Control and Consumer Sales Manager for Wickes Lumber. He joined K-I Lumber Company in 1986 as inside sales support and moved up through the ranks working in operations. Steve opened and became General Manager of the new K-I Louisville distribution location in 1990 and was promoted to Vice President of Operations a short time later.
He's been married for 31 years to Danielle, and has 2 children…..Steve Jr and Stephanie. He possess a B.S. in Business (Accounting) from the University of Louisville (1978).
Serving recently as Executive Vice President at K-I, Steve became President in 2016 and leads a very talented management team including 320 associates.. KI Lumber currently has nine locations throughout five cities.
Dennis Hoyt became president of Lampert Lumber in January 2017, after holding several leadership roles with Lamperts during his more than 20 years with the company. Dennis holds a bachelor's degree in Information Technology Management from Concordia Univerity - St. Paul. As president of Lampert Lumber, Dennis is responsible for managing the company's 31 lumberyards, Commercial Sales division and more than 450 employees, spread across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Lamperts corporate office is located in St. Paul, Minn.
As president of NexGen, which joined U.S. LBM in Dec. 2015, Luke Kraft is responsbile for multiple entities that serve Minnesota and the Dakotas, including Truss Pro’s, Precision Wall Systems, Britton Home Center, Webster Home Center and Minnesota Building Pro's. Truss Pro’s is the region's premier supplier of roof and floor trusses, hangers and accessories. Precision Wall Systems provides wall panels from its Britton, Sd. and Rogers, Minn. Based in Rogers, Minn., Minnesota Building Pro's is a key supplier of framing materials to general contractors. Britton and Webster Home Centers provide a wide array of hardware, paint, power tools, windows, doors, cabinetry, lumber, and lawn and garden tools for customers in South Dakota.
Dennis has been employed at Lumber Specialties since 1988, starting at the shop floor while attending the University of Northern Iowa. After college Dennis directed the accounting department at Lumber Specialties and eventually became sales manager in 1998. Dennis became president at Lumber Specialties in 2014 and resides in Marion IA with his wife Tami and 3 children.
As president of the Lyman Companies, Tim is responsible for Lyman's eight Midwest business units and more than 900 employees. Tim joined the Lyman Companies in 1997 and has held a number of management positions with the company, including sales manager, branch manager (Lumber Division), branch manager (Millwork and Cabinet Division), general manger of Twin City Operations and vice president. Prior to joining Lyman, Tim held sales and management roles with Trus Joist Corporation (now a division of Weyerhaeuser) and Georgia-Pacific. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and has also undertaken post graduate work at the University of Chicago and University of Minnesota. The Lyman Companies joined US LBM in 2011.
Tim Krall joined Musselman Lumber as president in Dec. 2015. An industry leader with nearly 26 years of experience, Tim joined Musselman from Stock Building Supply, where he had held multiple leadership roles and was most recently divisional finance director. His interest in lumber and building materials began when he was a college student. Working part-time to earn money for college, Tim started building roof trusses. After college, he returned to the lumber and building materials industry to launch his career. A native of central Pennsylvania, Tim is a dedicated husband and proud father of three.
Bob Wood has a broad base of leadership experience in a variety of forest products industries. He served in numerous senior leadership roles with Glatfelter, a $1.3 billion manufacturer of specialty products. Positions included Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President of Administration, and ultimately Chief Strategy Officer. He was actively involved in M&A activities and in developing tools to communicate and measure the execution of strategic initiatives. As CFO of Fypon, Ltd., Bob was a part of a private equity turnaround positioning that company for sale to a strategic buyer. For the last 6 years, Bob has led John H. Myers & Son which is recognized as a leader in its market.
Chris Rivers was named president of Parker's Building Supply in January 2018. Since joining Parker's in 2001, Chris has held multiple leadership positions and was most recently vice president of Operations prior to being named president. As president of Parker's, Chris leads a team of 350 associates and is responsible for the operation and management of 19 locations across Texas and four locations in Southern California, which operate under the name Parker's Builders Supply. Chris was selected by ProSales Magazine to its Four Under 40 Class of 2018.
Duane Swanson, Jr. is president of Raymond Building Supply, which joined U.S. LBM in June 2016. Founded in 1957, Raymond Building Supply serves several counties in South Florida, including Lee, Collier, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. The supply company provides a range of products, such as lumber, trusses, garage doors, windows, residential doors, commercial doors, cabinets, appliances and custom millwork, to residential and commercial customers.
Ross Ridout is president of Ridout Companies, which joined U.S. LBM in February 2017. Ridout was founded in 1971 by Homer and Wayne Ridout, and today operates 12 locations in Arkansas and a location in Joplin, Mo. Ridout supplies a wide range of products to both professional builders and do-it-yourselfers, including lumber, windows, doors, roofing, cabinets, decking and flooring and provides design and installation services. Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.
As vice president of South & West Operations for U.S. LBM, Chris Miller is responsible for the continued market growth of U.S. LBM's divisions in the south and west, including Rosen Materials. Chris joined U.S. LBM in 2015 as president of Parker's Building Supply, where he began his career in 2007 as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Chris holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Texas.
Tim Krall became president of Shelly's in Oct. 2017. Tim joined U.S. LBM in 2015 as president of Musselman Lumber in Lancaster County, which he also continues to lead. A Pennsylvania native, Tim’s interest in building materials began when he was a college student at Bloomsberg University and worked part-time building roof trusses. After graduation, Tim returned to the lumber and building materials industry to launch his career. Before joining U.S. LBM, Tim held several leadership positions with Stock Building Supply, including market manager and East Division finance director.
Jeff joined Universal Supply Company in 1989 and moved up through the ranks working in operations as a warehouse associate and driver. From there, he quickly moved into sales, servicing USC customers on the counter and in the field. He was promoted to Location Manager, then assumed a VP of Sales and Marketing role, ultimately serving as President for USC. Jeff also served as the NJ Market Manager and Director of the Roofing and Siding Business Group at Stock Building Supply. Jeff currently holds a dual role serving as President for USC and Chief Operations Officer for US LBM. Jeff’s extensive knowledge and experience positions him as a key strategic contributor/partner to the executive team, promoting operational excellence. Jeff holds a B.S. in Finance from LaSalle University.
Carl Torstenson was named president of Wisconsin Building Supply in August 2018. An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Carl joined U.S. LBM in 2013 as vice president of Operations for the Chicago-based Hines Supply. Before joining Hines, Carl held leadership positions with several building materials suppliers on the West Coast and in the Midwest. Carl holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
John’s father, Bob Filion, founded the Wallboard Supply Company in 1970, and John, a young teenager at the time, began loading trucks during the summers. Over the next decade, John drove and operated trucks while learning more about the business. He was promoted to Operations Manager in 1985, two years later entered estimating school, and upon completion in 1993, he began managing Wallboard Supply. In 2000, his son Ryan Filion followed in his footsteps and joined the company loading trucks and working various positions. John proudly leads a team of 82 employees as President with his son Ryan Filion serving as Vice President.