Serving Canada's Home Improvement Industry

Retailers, Wholesalers, and Manufacturers of Hardware, Building Supplies, Kitchen & Bath, Paint & Decorating, Lawn & Garden, and Other Allied Products.


December 2018


Patrick Coyle is vice-president, logistics and supply chain planning, with Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS). He brings more than 15 years of experience in executing end-to-end supply chain programs, driving continuous improvement initiatives, and leading organizational change. Most recently, he served as senior director of supply chain, Americas, at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Darin Harvey is executive vice-president, supply chain. Most recently, he served as vice-president of integrated supply chain at Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.

David Scheltgen is with the outside sales team at Coast Distributors (Nanaimo) Ltd. His territory will be northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. He has been working in the shipping/receiving department at the Nanaimo distribution centre for the last two years. Will Dugger is part of the outside sales team. He will be responsible for the central British Columbia region. He has many years of experience in sales and management positions, including 20 years with Sherwin-Williams.

Ivana Nardone is rFOIL customer service representative at Covertech. She replaces Christine Rose, who is retiring. Sheldon West is Canadian sales manager. He replaces Peter Clarke, who is also retiring. West has five years of experience in the Canadian insulation industry. Both Rose and Clarke will remain with the company until the end of December to ensure a smooth transition.

James M. Field will be president, worldwide construction and forestry division, with Deere & Company. John C. May will be president, worldwide agriculture and turf division ‒ global harvesting and turf platforms, ag solutions, Americas and Australia. Mark von Pentz will be president, worldwide agriculture and turf division, global tractor and hay and forage platforms, Europe, CIS, Asia, Africa. Raj Kalathur will be senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief information officer.

Amber Skymer is senior product manager at Derby Building Products Inc., manufacturer of the Tando and Novik brands of exterior cladding. In this role, she will develop and lead programs targeting the builder, contractor, architect, and designer. She will also serve as its lead on market knowledge for competitive products and categories. Most recently, she worked as category manager at Wolf Organization. John Vukanovich is vice-president of marketing. In this role, he will oversee and implement marketing programs to support the rapid growth and expansion of the Tando and Novik brands of stone and shake. He has over 20 years in the building industry with leading brands including Ply Gem/Mitten, Royal Window and Door, Selkirk, and Canadian Fireplace Manufacturing.

Sarah Wielens is marketing manager at EAB. She has many years of experience in the marketing field, most recently as a freelance strategic and tactical marketer.

Frank T. Ross
Brett Shepherd is national sales manager at Frank T. Ross, manufacturer of the Weldbond and Nature Clean brands. Previously, he was national accounts and broker manager at WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd.

Kathleen Carroll has been appointed senior vice-president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Grainger. She has more than 25 years of HR experience, most recently at First Midwest Bank, where she served as executive vice-president and CHRO.

Peter J. Chatel has been named chief executive officer of Johnson Level and president of Hultafors Group North America. Previously, he was a member of the senior executive team who led the turnaround of Senco Brands resulting in the successful transition of the business from private equity to Kyocera. Hultafors Group acquired Johnson Level & Tool in April.

Leana Salamah is vice-president, marketing with the International Housewares Association (IHA). She has 20 years of experience in marketing, including trade show, association, and event marketing.

John Linker is executive vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) at JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. He joined the company in 2012 and currently serves as senior vice-president, corporate development and investor relations.

Seemantini Godbole is chief information officer with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. She currently serves as senior vice-president, digital and marketing technology, at Target Corporation. She brings more than 25 years of experience to the role.

Lumber Liquidators
Doug Clark is senior vice-president, supply chain, at Lumber Liquidators. He joined the company in 2017. His promotion is part of the company's leadership transition and succession plans.

Paul De Cock is president of the flooring North America segment of Mohawk Industries. For the past 10 years, he has served as president of the floor covering division of the flooring rest of the world segment.

Newell Brands
Christopher H. Peterson is executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Newell Brands. Over the past 25 years, he has held key senior executive roles at Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren, and, most recently, Revlon Inc. where he was chief operating officer, operations

Remi Lalonde is senior vice-president and chief financial officer at Resolute Forest Products Inc. Previously, he was vice-president, strategy and corporate development

Allan Selway has been promoted to Quebec/Atlantic regional manager, residential and commercial, with ROCKWOOL. He will also retain his current customer responsibilities as senior sales representative, residential and commercial. Sarah Southwick has been promoted to Ontario regional manager, responsible for leading the Ontario residential and commercial Canada sales team and being the key contact for regional accounts and local buying group representatives. Both promotions are effective January 1.

Dawn Garcia is director of marketing at Roseburg Forest Products. She joined the company in 2013 and has held various roles in marketing and communications, most recently as marketing manager.

Lonny DiRusso has been promoted to vice-president and chief information officer with RPM International Inc. Prior to this promotion, he held the position of vice-president – information technology at RPM for the past 13 years and, before that, the title of director – information technology and management information systems manager. Matthew Franklin has been promoted to vice-president – information technology. He joined RPM 20 years ago and previously held the position of senior director – IT operations. Gordon Hyde has been promoted to vice-president – operations. He began his career at RPM more than 20 years ago as vice-president – operations for Zinsser, a former RPM operating company, and subsequently held similar positions at RPM and its wood finishes group before joining RPM specialty products group in 2015.

Pierre-André de Chalendar is chief executive officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, effective January. As well, Benoit Bazin is chief operating officer; Armand Ajdari is vice-president, research and development; Julie Bonamy is vice-president strategy; Patrick Dupin is senior vice-president, CEO northern Europe region; Javier Gimeno is senior vice-president, CEO Asia-Pacific region; Laurent Guillot is senior vice-president, CEO high performance solutions; Benoit d’Iribarne is vice-president technology and industrial performance; Thomas Kinisky is senior vice-president, innovation and chairman North America; Claire Pedini is senior vice-president, human resources and digital transformation; Laurence Pernot is vice-president communications; Guillaume Texier is senior vice-president, CEO southern Europe, Middle East, and Africa region; and Antoine Vignial is corporate secretary, in charge of corporate social responsibility.

Randal D. Lewis is senior vice-president and chief operating officer, a newly-created position at Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. He joined the company 13 years ago and served most recently as president, consumer products group.

Kurt Norlen is national procurement manager for TIMBER MART. He has over 20 years of industry experience and five years of experience purchasing for TIMBER MART. Previously, he was building material procurement manager for western Canada.

Carey Martin will be chief human resources officer at Whirlpool Corporation, effective March 1. Currently, she is vice-president of global human resources. She will succeed David Binkley, who plans to retire. Binkley has held the position since 2004.

Cirissa Sellars is senior category strategy manager at Wolseley Canada Inc. Previously, she was sourcing manager.