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February

Nathan Sikes
Nathan Sikes

Sales and Marketing Director

Boise Cascade

Nathan Sikes is sales and marketing director with Boise Cascade. Previously, he was southwest regional manager.

Boise Cascade
Thierry Lachapelle
Thierry Lachapelle

President

Etalex

Thierry Lachapelle is president of Etalex, a retail display company. He joined the company as general manager in 2022.

Etalex
William (Bill) J. Christensen
William (Bill) J. Christensen

Chief Executive Officer

JELD-WEN

William (Bill) J. Christensen is chief executive officer at JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. He joined the company in April 2022 as executive vice-president and president of JELD-WEN Europe.

JELD-WEN
Kris Malkoski
Kris Malkoski

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Newell Brands

Kris Malkoski chief executive officer (CEO) for the learning and development segment at Newell Brands. Previously, she was CEO of the writing and food business unit.

Newell Brands
Matt Kenton
Matt Kenton

Chief Operating Officer

Nova USA

Matt Kenton is chief operating officer at Nova USA Wood Products, Inc. Previously, he was chief financial officer and vice-president of strategic development with Columbia Grain International.

Nova USA
Eric Palmer
Eric Palmer

President

Sexton Group

Eric Palmer is president of Sexton Group Ltd. He has been with the group for more than eight years and worked, most recently, as vice-president and general manager.

Sexton Group
Jeremy Gilstrap
Jeremy Gilstrap

Executive Vice-President, Innovation

Simpson Manufacturing

Jeremy Gilstrap is executive vice-president, innovation, with Simpson Manufacturing. He was vice-president, branch manager (Stockton), at Simpson Strong-Tie.

Simpson Manufacturing
Phil Burton
Phil Burton

Executive Vice-President, North America

Simpson Manufacturing

Phil Burton is executive vice-president, North America, with Simpson Manufacturing. He previously served as vice-president, branch manager (McKinney), at Simpson Strong-Tie.

Simpson Manufacturing
Jeff Floyd
Jeff Floyd

Vice-President, Western Canada

UCS Forest Group

Jeff Floyd is vice-president, western Canada, with UCS Forest Group. He joined the company in 1995 and previously worked in the Calgary, AB, division.

UCS Forest Group
Cole Hedlund
Cole Hedlund

Territory Sales Manager

VERSATEX

Cole Hedlund is territory sales manager for upper-Midwest U.S. and western Canada with VERSATEX.

VERSATEX
Jaana Reinikka
Jaana Reinikka

Business Development Manager

Castle

Jaana Reinikka is business development manager for the British Columbia and Alberta regions with Castle Building Centres Group Limited. She joins the group with over 20 years of experience in the lumber and building materials industry and has built strong relationships with key partners in this territory.

Castle
Murray Finkbiner
Murray Finkbiner

Senior Advisor

Gillfor

Murray Finkbiner is senior advisor with Gillfor Distribution Inc. Previously, he was managing partner with AFA Forest Products Inc. Gillfor acquired AFA in 2022.

Gillfor
Doug Nowlin
Doug Nowlin

Provincial Sales Manager

JELD-WEN

Doug Nowlin is provincial sales manager – western Canada at JELD-WEN Windows & Doors Canada. Previously, he was regional sales manager – direct sales in western Canada.

JELD-WEN
Chris Peterson
Chris Peterson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Newell Brands

Chris Peterson is president and chief executive officer at Newell Brands, effective May 16. Previously, he was president.

Newell Brands
Ram Vadlamannati
Ram Vadlamannati

Senior Vice-President

PPG

Ram Vadlamannati, senior vice-president at PPG, will lead a newly created operations organization at the company that will encompass its supply chain; operational excellence; manufacturing operations; procurement; and environment, health, and safety functions. He has been with the company for more than 23 years.

PPG
Mike Olosky
Mike Olosky

Chief Executive Officer

Simpson Manufacturing

Mike Olosky is chief executive officer at Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer.

Simpson Manufacturing
Michael Andersen
Michael Andersen

Executive Vice-President, Europe

Simpson Manufacturing

Michael Andersen is executive vice-president, Europe, with Simpson Manufacturing. He was vice-president, European operations.

Simpson Manufacturing
Kelsey Spitz-Dietrich
Kelsey Spitz-Dietrich

Chief Commercial Officer

UCS Forest Group

Kelsey Spitz-Dietrich is chief commercial officer at UCS Forest Group. Previously, she was vice-president of innovation and inclusion.

UCS Forest Group
Rob Wigood
Rob Wigood

Vice-President, Central and Eastern Canada

UCS Forest Group

Rob Wigood is vice-president, central and Eastern Canada and northeast U.S. with UCS Forest Group. He has been with the company since 2004, most recently, leading the Ontario division.

UCS Forest Group
Patrick MacRae
Patrick MacRae

Territory Sales Manager

VERSATEX

Patrick MacRae is territory sales manager for Atlantic Canada with VERSATEX. Previously, he was Atlantic Canada sales representative with VELUX.

VERSATEX
Marcus Jablonka
Marcus Jablonka

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dörken Systems

Marcus Jablonka is president and chief executive officer at Dörken Systems, Inc. Previously, he served as vice-president operations and marketing.

Dörken Systems
Nancy L. Berardinelli-Krantz
Nancy L. Berardinelli-Krantz

Senior Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer

Grainger

Nancy L. Berardinelli-Krantz is senior vice-president and chief legal officer for Grainger. She joins Grainger from Eaton Corporation, where she was senior vice-president and deputy chief legal officer.

Grainger
Andy Moss
Andy Moss

Sales Manager

Kohltech

Andy Moss is sales manager, Atlantic Canada, with Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems. He has been with the company for 21 years.

Kohltech
Mike McDermott
Mike McDermott

CEO

Newell Brands

Mike McDermott is CEO for the home and commercial solutions segment at Newell Brands. He was previously CEO of the commercial business unit.

Newell Brands
Andrew G. Polanco
Andrew G. Polanco

Vice-President, Manufacturing

RPM

Andrew G. Polanco is vice-president, manufacturing for RPM International, Inc. Previously, he was vice-president, operations for the RPM Consumer Group.

RPM
Jennifer Lutz
Jennifer Lutz

Executive Vice-President, human resources

Simpson Manufacturing

Jennifer Lutz is executive vice-president, human resources, at Simpson Manufacturing. She was previously vice-president, human resources, at Simpson Strong-Tie.

Simpson Manufacturing
Roger Dankel
Roger Dankel

Executive Vice-President, North American sales

Simpson Manufacturing

Roger Dankel is executive vice-president, North American sales, with Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. Previously, he was president of North American Sales at Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. (a subsidiary company).

Simpson Manufacturing
Nancee Gelineau
Nancee Gelineau

Chief Human Resource and Administrative Officer

UCS Forest Group

Nancee Gelineau is chief human resource and administrative officer of UCS Forest Group. She joined the company in 2018 as chief human resource officer.

UCS Forest Group
Kris Fornuto
Kris Fornuto

Regional Sales Manager

VERSATEX

Kris Fornuto is regional sales manager for eastern New England and Atlantic Canada with VERSATEX. He has been with the company for almost eight years.

VERSATEX
Gonzalo Gebara
Gonzalo Gebara

President and Chief Executive Officer

Walmart Canada

Gonzalo Gebara is president and chief executive officer of Walmart Canada. He joined Walmart in 2000 and was, most recently, CEO of Walmart Chile.

Walmart Canada
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