American Builders Supply (ABS), an independent supplier of doors, windows and trusses to home builders in Florida, has appointed Ben Phillips to its board of directors. Phillips was most recently the chief operating officer at Fidelity Devonshire Investors, part of Fidelity Capital, the parent company of ProBuild. Before that, he spent several years at ProBuild, serving as executive VP and chief operating officer.
Phillips’s earlier experience included stints as CEO of Phillips Group; CEO, southeastern region, Builders FirstSource; and CEO of Pelican Companies. He began his career at Lowe's when the home improvement retailer was a chain of regional lumberyards.
“We are delighted to add Ben as a board member,” said Bill Myrick, CEO of ABS, in the announcement. “His leadership abilities and financial and operations experience will help us ensure our future growth."
Earlier this month, Myrick, the former CEO of ProBuild, hired Mark Garboski as VP operations. Garboski previously served as ProBuild’s VP shared services.