From the lumber yard to the c-suite, 84 Lumber is adding new talent to help usher in a new era of expansion, the company says.
The pro dealer promoted Mike McCrobie to chief procurement officer. The company is also conducting a search for a chief information officer.
McCrobie, a 20-year company veteran who started as a manager trainee in Star City, W.Va., previously served as the VP of the national and installed sales divisions.
In his new role as CPO, McCrobie will be in charge of purchasing, inventory management, pricing, cost forecasting and delivery. McCrobie will be based at 84 Lumber’s headquarters in Eighty Four, Pa., where he will be responsible for purchasing more than $2.5 billion of goods and services and managing $300 million of inventory.
“Mike’s exceptional knowledge of the business makes him the ideal candidate for this role,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and owner of 84 Lumber. “He understands every detail of how the flow of products and services either help or hinder our customers and associates. Whether it’s a store selling materials to a custom builder, a door shop selling to a regional builder or a component planet selling directly to a national builder, Mike knows that process better than anybody.”
As CPO, McCrobie will be focused on streamlining procurement systems and making it easier for stores to focus on selling. McCrobie will also be collaborating with the new CIO to optimize all of 84 Lumber’s business tools and processes so that the company can continue to evolve and expand across the country, the company said.
The company says it is planning to open at least 15 new stores and hire more talent to staff those locations in 2017.