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Philippe Brzusczak
Philippe Brzusczak

Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development and Strategy

Acuity

Philippe Brzusczak is senior vice-president, corporate development and strategy, with Acuity Brands, Inc.  Previously, he was vice-president at J.P. Morgan's Investment Bank, serving in the Diversified Industries Group.

Acuity
Daron Webb
Daron Webb

Territory Manager

Bona

Daron Webb is territory manager for Ontario with Bona US. Previously, he worked at Bell Canada.

Bona
Nathan Hagemeier
Nathan Hagemeier

Vice-President of Sales

DMF Lighting

Nathan Hagemeier is vice-president of sales at DMF Lighting. Previously, he was managing director for Lutron Electronics’ Europe and Africa division.

DMF Lighting
Kristi Stemmler
Kristi Stemmler

Director, Brand Management, Marketing Communications and Research

Home Hardware

Kristi Stemmler is director, brand management, marketing communications and research with Home Hardware Stores Limited. She joined the company in 2018 as director of content and media.

Home Hardware
Chris Marinis
Chris Marinis

Vice-President, Information Technology

Home Hardware

Chris Marinis is vice-president, information technology, with Home Hardware Stores Limited. He was previously senior director, business solutions and has been with the company for two years.

Home Hardware
Sophia Hwang-Judiesch
Sophia Hwang-Judiesch

President

Hudson’s Bay

Sophia Hwang-Judiesch is president of Hudson’s Bay. Most recently, she was vice-president of strategic initiatives at Ulta Beauty.

Hudson’s Bay
Jason Curcio
Jason Curcio

Lead Business Development Manager

Kress Commercial

Jason Curcio is lead business development manager – west with Kress Commercial.

Kress Commercial
David Boyce
David Boyce

Director of Operations

Kress Commercial

David Boyce is director of operations with Kress Commercial.

Kress Commercial
Jeff Yelle
Jeff Yelle

Vice-President, Chief Information Officer

LP

Jeff Yelle is vice-president, chief information officer with LP Building Solutions (LP). He joined LP in 1996 and previously served as oriented strand board technology and quality director.

LP
Brad Budde
Brad Budde

Vice-President and Chief Digital Officer

PPG

Brad Budde is vice-president and chief digital officer at PPG. He joins the company from Emerson, where he was vice-president, digital customer experience.

PPG
Michael Olosky
Michael Olosky

Chief Executive Officer

Simpson Manufacturing

Michael Olosky is chief executive officer of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., effective December 31. Currently, he is president and chief operating officer.

Simpson Manufacturing
Will Schwartz
Will Schwartz

President

UFP Retail Solutions

Will Schwartz is president of UFP Retail Solutions, LLC, effective January 1, 2023. He joined the company in 1998 and worked, most recently, as executive vice-president of operations services.

UFP Retail Solutions
Candace Woods
Candace Woods

Vice-President, Marketing and Digital

Wolseley Canada

Candace Woods is vice-president, marketing and digital, at Wolseley Canada. She has more than 20 years of experience in consumer-packaged goods and retail marketing, most recently at Metro, where she was head of marketing for both conventional and discount format banners in Ontario.

Wolseley Canada
Claudie Gervais
Claudie Gervais

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

BMR Group

Claudie Gervais is vice-president, marketing and communications, with BMR Group. She joined the company in 2017 and, most recently, worked as senior director, marketing and business intelligence.

BMR Group
Tim Moore
Tim Moore

Adhesive Specialist

Bona

Tim Moore is adhesive specialist for Washington, OR, and western Canada with Bona US. He has over 30 years of experience in the wood flooring and construction industry.

Bona
Ronald Wilson
Ronald Wilson

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Fortune Brands

Ronald Wilson is chief supply chain officer at Fortune Brands Home & Security. Previously, he was senior vice-president global operations with Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group.

Fortune Brands
Melanie Beatty
Melanie Beatty

Director, eCommerce

Home Hardware

Melanie Beatty is director, eCommerce with Home Hardware Stores Limited. She joined the company in 2004 and has played an integral role in leading the digital roadmap for its eCommerce strategy.

Home Hardware
Bernie Gauthier
Bernie Gauthier

Vice-President, Retail Operations

Home Hardware

Bernie Gauthier is vice-president, retail operations, with Home Hardware Stores Limited. Prior to joining Home, he was sales director of siding and pressure treated lumber at Taiga Building Products.

Home Hardware
Ashley Amidon
Ashley Amidon

Executive Director

IWPA

Ashley Amidon is executive director of the International Wood Products Association (IWPA). She returns after serving in a previous role as the organization’s lobbyist and PAC director. She comes from the National Pest Management Association where she was vice-president of public policy.

IWPA
Andrew McCorkindale
Andrew McCorkindale

Business Development Manager

Kress Commercial

Andrew McCorkindale is business development manager – central with Kress Commercial.

Kress Commercial
Steve Saunders
Steve Saunders

Director of Sales

Kress Commercial

Steve Saunders is director of sales with Kress Commercial.

Kress Commercial
Ryan Tabone
Ryan Tabone

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Lightspeed

Ryan Tabone is chief product and technology officer at Lightspeed Commerce Inc. Previously, he worked at Google, most recently as the vice president and general manager of Google Pay and Google Finance.


Lightspeed
Damian Zapisocky
Damian Zapisocky

CFO

Peavey Industries

Damian Zapisocky is CFO at Peavey Industries LP. He joined the company in 2019 as senior vice-president, corporate and strategic development, from Proform where he was CEO.

Peavey Industries
Ted Decker
Ted Decker

CEO

The Home Depot

Home Depot CEO Ted Decker is chair of the board. He took over as CEO in March, when Craig Menear stepped down from that role. Prior to that, he had been the company’s president and chief operating officer.

The Home Depot
Lars Petersson
Lars Petersson

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

VELUX Group

Lars Petersson will be chief executive officer (CEO) of VELUX Group, effective November 1. Currently, he is president and CEO at Hempel, a Danish-based global company in the coating industry.

VELUX Group
Audrey Poirier-Lemay
Audrey Poirier-Lemay

Senior Director, Agrizone

BMR Group

Audrey Poirier-Lemay is senior director, agrizone, with BMR Group. She joined the company in 2011 and worked most recently as director of agrizone.

BMR Group
Julie Bonamy Racine
Julie Bonamy Racine

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

CertainTeed Canada

Julie Bonamy Racine is chief executive officer (CEO) of CertainTeed Canada Inc., the Canadian building products subsidiary of Saint-Gobain. She joined the company in 2017 and was, most recently, CEO of Saint-Gobain Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

CertainTeed Canada
Marianne Thompson
Marianne Thompson

Chief Commercial Officer

Home Hardware

Marianne Thompson is chief commercial officer for Home Hardware Stores Limited, effective September 12. In this new role, she will be responsible for its overall commercial strategy with a focus on driving business growth and expanding market share. She joined the company in 2019 as vice-president, merchandise LBM. Most recently, she was chief merchandising officer.

Home Hardware
Chris Parsons
Chris Parsons

Senior Director, Omnichannel Marketing and Strategic Insights

Home Hardware

Chris Parsons is senior director, omnichannel marketing and strategic insights, with Home Hardware Stores Limited. He was director, eCommerce.

Home Hardware
John Pierce
John Pierce

Vice-President, Retail Business Development

Home Hardware

John Pierce is vice-president, retail business development, with Home Hardware Stores Limited. Most recently, he led store operations for a national operator-owned Canadian retailer.

Home Hardware
Frank Rempel
Frank Rempel

Business Development Manager

Kress Commercial

Frank Rempel is business development manager – west with Kress Commercial.

Kress Commercial
Jeff Woods
Jeff Woods

Lead Business Development Manager

Kress Commercial

Jeff Woods is lead business development manager – central with Kress Commercial.

Kress Commercial
Jeff Sweet
Jeff Sweet

Vice-President, Engineering

LP

Jeff Sweet is vice-president, engineering with LP Building Solutions (LP). He has been with the company since 2018 and previously served as siding engineering manager.

LP
Mark Fonti
Mark Fonti

Regional Sales Manager

Liteline

Mark Fonti is regional sales manager – southwest Ontario, for Liteline Corporation. He has nearly 20 years of experience bridging across all aspects of the electrical business.

Liteline
Jim Brindle
Jim Brindle

White Wood Sales Manager

San Group

Jim Brindle is white wood sales manager at San Group. He is an industry veteran with 28 years of experience working in a variety of forestry and sales related roles.

San Group
Molly Battin
Molly Battin

Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer

The Home Depot

Molly Battin is senior vice-president and chief marketing officer at the Home Depot. Previously, she was senior vice-president, global brand marketing at Delta Air Lines.

The Home Depot
Brian Glen
Brian Glen

Director, Sales

Vicwest

Brian Glen is director, sales ‒ central and western Canada with Vicwest Building Products. Most recently, he worked as director of North American Sales with Burlington Merchandising & Fixtures (BMF).

Vicwest
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